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Hormel Foods Donation Helps Fight Hunger in Willmar

Willmar donation WILLMAR, Minn. | August 12, 2013

The Jennie-O Turkey Store Benson Avenue Plant (Willmar, Minn.) and Jennie-O Turkey Store Willmar Avenue Plant (Willmar, Minn.) donated $10,000 to the Willmar Area Food Shelf to fight hunger in the Willmar area.

“The Willmar Area Food Shelf is a very well-run organization that serves people throughout Kandiyohi County,” said Matt Schrupp, plant manager of the Willmar Avenue Plant. “The food shelf fills an important need in the community, it served over 800 households each month on average in 2012.”

“Supporting community efforts to end hunger is a part of our company's values,” said Jim Freeland, plant manager of the Benson Avenue Plant. “Donations of cash and food are vital to the success of the Willmar Area Food Shelf.  We're pleased to be able to help.”

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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