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Hormel Foods Donation Helps Fight Hunger in Beloit

Hormel's Beloit, Wisc. manufacturing plant donates 10K to fight hunger in the local community. BELOIT, Wis. | April 23, 2013

The Beloit (Wis.) Plant, the local manufacturing plant owned by Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE:HRL), announced today that it has donated $10,000 to fight hunger in the Beloit community.

The Beloit Plant is donating $5,000 to Caritas and $5,000 to The Salvation Army. The donations are 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 Beloit Plant donated $5,000 to the Central Christian Church Care Ministry and $5,000 to Beloit Meals on Wheels.

Hormel donating $5,000 to The Salvation ArmyCaritas is a nonprofit organization that exists for the congregations, businesses and organizations of the Greater-Beloit area in order to coordinate their efforts to serve the emergency social service needs of the area residents by providing a centralized location to meet those needs. The Salvation Army is a nonprofit organization that provides food and other programs to those in need.

“I extend a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to the hardworking employees of the Beloit Plant. Their commitment to quality – day in and day out – help make it possible for our company to continue the Plant Community Donations Program,” said Scott A. Ramlo, plant manager, Beloit Plant. “On behalf of our facility, I’m honored to present donations to Caritas and The Salvation Army.”

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 fifth 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.

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