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Hormel Foods Donation Helps Fight Hunger in Alma

ALMA, Kan. | March 01, 2013

Alma (Kan.) Foods, the local manufacturing facility owned by Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE:HRL), announced today that it will donate $10,000 to the Community Health Ministry to fight hunger in the Alma community. This donation is part of the Hormel Foods Plant Community Donations Program, which gives employees the opportunity to assist local hunger relief organizations and strengthen the communities where they live and work.

In 2012, the facility donated $10,000 to Community Health Ministry, a local charitable organization that distributes food to CCPC’s hungry families.  The facility also donated $5,000 to the fund in 2011.

“I extend a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to the hardworking employees of Alma Foods. Their commitment to quality – day in and day out – help make it possible for our company to continue the Plant Community Donations Program,” said Shane N. Weers, plant manager, Alma Foods. “On behalf of our facility, I’m honored to present this donation to the Community Health Ministry.”

For the third consecutive year, Hormel Foods is giving funds to U.S. manufacturing facilities to share with nonprofits in their respective communities to fight hunger. In 2012, Hormel Foods donated $220,000 to local hunger relief organizations in more than 20 communities where it has U.S. manufacturing facilities.

“For the last two years, we’ve been able to assist our plant communities in local hunger relief efforts,” said Julie H. Craven, vice president of corporate communications at Hormel Foods. “We are committed to helping fight hunger in the areas where we live and work. It’s with great excitement that we continue the program throughout 2013.”

Hormel Foods is helping those in need both in the U.S. and internationally. Through its On Our Way to Ending Hunger program, the company collaborates with retailers, nonprofits and the government on hunger relief efforts; nourishes the hungry in the U.S. and abroad; and motivates individuals and corporate partners to take action to fight hunger.

About Hormel Foods

Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer-branded food and meat products, many of which are among the best known and trusted in the food industry. The company leverages its extensive expertise, innovation and high competencies in pork and turkey processing and marketing to bring branded, value-added products to the global marketplace. The company is a member of the Standard & Poor's (S&P) 500 Index, S&P Dividend Aristocrats for 2012, Maplecroft Climate Innovation Indexes, Global 1000 Sustainable Performance Leaders and was again named one of "The 100 Best Corporate Citizens” by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for the fourth year in a row. Hormel Foods debuted on the G.I. Jobs magazine list of America’s Top 100 Military Friendly Employers in 2012. The company enjoys a strong reputation among consumers, retail grocers, foodservice and industrial customers for products highly regarded for quality, taste, nutrition, convenience and value. For more information, visit http://www.hormelfoods.com.

Contact

Julie H. Craven
Hormel Foods
507-437-5345
media@hormel.com

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