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Hormel Foods Donates 60,000 Pounds of Products for Hurricane Matthew Relief Efforts


Austin, Minn.

Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) today announced a donation of more than 60,000 pounds of products to assist with Hurricane Matthew relief efforts in the U.S. and Haiti.

The donation of shelf-stable products such as SKIPPY® peanut butter, SPAM® products, Hormel® Compleats® microwave meals and Hearty Creations™ products will be distributed by Convoy of Hope in the U.S., and Food For The Poor in Haiti.

“We hope our donations will help those in need during this difficult time,” said Wendy A. Watkins, vice president of corporate communications at Hormel Foods. “All of those affected by Hurricane Matthew are in our thoughts and prayers.”

“We are thankful for the generous support of Hormel Foods,” said Hal Donaldson, president of Convoy of Hope. “They have enabled us to give hope to working poor families at our community events, as well as disaster survivors following the Louisiana floods and Hurricane Matthew.”

Hormel Foods also partners with Food For The Poor and Caritas Arquidiocesana to distribute SPAMMY®, a shelf-stable poultry product fortified with vitamins and minerals to help malnourished children in Guatemala.

In addition to these efforts, Hormel Foods donated products for the Louisiana and West Virginia flood relief efforts. For additional information about the company’s giving programs, visit

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. Hormel Foods, which 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, is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2016. The company is a member of the Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500 Index, S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, and was named one of “The 100 Best Corporate Citizens” by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for the eighth year in a row. Hormel Foods also received a perfect score on the 2016 Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index, was recognized on the 2016 Best for Vets Employers List by Military Times, and was named one of the 2016 Best Companies for Leaders by Chief Executive magazine. 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 and