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Hormel Foods Donates Product for Tornado Relief Efforts in Pilger


Austin, Minn.

Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) today announced a donation of one semitrailer load of product to assist with tornado relief efforts in Pilger, Neb. The donation of Hormel®Compleats® microwave meals and House of Tsang® soups will go to the Food Bank for the Heartland.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with all who have been affected by these devastating tornadoes,” said Julie H. Craven, vice president of corporate communications at Hormel Foods. “We hope to provide a helpful way to feed the many in need as the difficult process of rebuilding begins.”

Additionally, the Fremont (Neb.) Plant of Hormel Foods Corporation is donating a pallet of SPAM® family of products to Lutheran Disaster Relief, and 200 pounds of boneless pork loins to Operation BBQ to assist feeding those in need.

In addition to the product donations, Fremont Plant employees will be traveling to Pilger to aid in the cleanup efforts.

Hormel®Compleats® microwave meals are 10-ounce satisfying meals that feature quality chicken, beef or turkey as well as flavorful vegetables and pasta, potatoes or rice. Convenient for relief efforts, they are a source of protein, do not need to be frozen or refrigerated and can be microwaved in the tray in 60 seconds. Additionally, these meals are fully cooked and can be eaten straight from the package for those without access to electricity.

House of Tsang® soups are 10.5-ounce ready-to eat soups with an Asian twist. They have no preservatives added, and they are made with white chicken.

SPAM® products are fully-cooked, which makes them perfect for relief efforts. They are made of 100 percent pure pork and ham, and are conveniently packaged for a distinct savory and salty-sweet taste.

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 2013, was named the 2013 Sustainable Supply Chain of the Year by Refrigerated & Frozen Foods magazine, and was again named one of “The 100 Best Corporate Citizens” by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for the sixth year in a row. Hormel Foods was recognized on the G.I. Jobs magazine list of America’s Top 100 Military Friendly Employers in 2012 and 2013, and named one of the 2014 40 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