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Hormel Foods and Weis Markets Donate HORMEL® CURE 81® Hams To Thousands Of Households In Need This Holiday Season

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December 5, 2018

Nottingham, Md.

Hormel Foods Corporation and Weis Markets donated 2,225 Hormel® Cure 81® hams Wednesday to the Maryland Food Bank to help feed those in need this holiday season.

“Hormel Foods is proud to partner with Weis Markets to support hunger-relief efforts in the communities served by the company’s stores,” said Stephanie Postma, brand manager, meat products marketing, Hormel Foods. “The Hormel® Cure 81® Hams for Hunger™ program highlights our long-standing relationship with Weis Markets, and we are honored to work together and make such a substantial contribution for those in need.”

The makers of the Hormel® Cure 81® brand created the Hormel® Cure 81® Hams for Hunger™ program in 1989. The program involves a partnership between Hormel Foods and grocery retailers across the country. Throughout the years, more than $13 million dollars in hams have been donated, feeding tens of thousands of families.

“We are proud to partner with Hormel Foods to provide such a high-quality product to families in need this holiday season,” said Weis Vice President of Advertising and Marketing Ron Bonacci. “Weis believes in giving back to the communities we serve, and this is an outstanding community to do just that.”

Hormel Foods will donate more than 55,000 hams (retail value of $1.1 million) to charities nationwide through the Hormel® Cure 81® Hams for Hunger™ program this holiday season.

About Hormel Foods – Inspired People. Inspired Food.

Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a global branded food company with over $9 billion in annual revenues across 75 countries worldwide. Its brands include SKIPPY®, SPAM®, Hormel® Natural Choice®, Applegate®, Justin’s®, Columbus®, Wholly Guacamole®, Hormel® Black Label® and more than 30 other beloved brands. The company is a member of the S&P 500 Index and the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, was named one of “The 100 Best Corporate Citizens” by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for the tenth year in a row, and has received numerous other awards and accolades for its corporate responsibility and community service efforts. In 2016, the company celebrated its 125th anniversary and announced its new vision for the future – Inspired People. Inspired Food.™ – focusing on its legacy of innovation. For more information, visit www.hormelfoods.com and https://csr.hormelfoods.com/.

ABOUT WEIS MARKETS, INC.

Founded in 1912, Weis Markets, Inc. is a Mid Atlantic food retailer operating 203 stores in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Virginia and West Virginia. For more information, please visit: WeisMarkets.com or Facebook.com/WeisMarkets.