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Hormel Foods Donates Products to Help Feed Flint Families in Crisis

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March 24, 2016

Austin, Minn.

Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) today announced it donated a semi-trailer of products to help Flint, Mich., families dealing with the unprecedented water and economic crisis.

The donation, which was organized by the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), included food donations from some of America’s largest food manufacturers to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan in Flint. Combined, the donation totaled more than 125,000 pounds of food.

“Our donation provides a variety of quality, protein-rich products for the people of Flint,” said Thomas L. Nuss, director of human resources operations at Hormel Foods. “We are proud to partner with the UFCW in this endeavor, and hope our effort will help those in need.”

The Hormel Foods donation consisted of Hormel® chili microwaveable cups, Hormel® Compleats® beef stew, and SKIPPY® singles.

“Good, nutritious food is key to the Flint community’s recovery, and we can’t thank this incredible team enough for what they have done for Flint families and children” said Kara Ross, vice president of the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, regarding the combined effort.

Hormel Foods recently completed the fifth year of its On Our Way to Ending Hunger program in fiscal year 2015 with hunger relief donations totaling more than $5.2 million. Additional information about the company’s donations last year and how the company gives back to communities will be included in the Hormel Foods 2015 Corporate Responsibility Report, which will launch in June.

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, will celebrate 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 seventh year in a row. Hormel Foods also received a perfect score on the 2016 Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index, was recognized on the 2015 Best for Vets Employers List by Military Times, and was named one of the 2015 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 http://www.hormelfoods.com and http://2014csr.hormelfoods.com/.