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Hormel Foods Donates Products for West Virginia Flood Relief Efforts


Austin, Minn.

Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) today announced a donation of one semi-trailer load of products to assist with the relief efforts in West Virginia due to recent flooding.

The donation of more than 23,000 Hormel®chili microwave cups, 14,000 Dinty Moore®microwave trays and 16,000 jars of SKIPPY®caramel peanut butter will go to the Mountaineer Food Bank to feed those in need affected by the flood.

“Those affected by these devastating floods are in our thoughts and prayers,” said Wendy A. Watkins, vice president of corporate communications at Hormel Foods. “We hope this donation will help feed the people in need during this difficult time.”

Hormel®chili microwave cups, Dinty Moore®microwave trays and SKIPPY®caramel peanut butter provide a source of shelf-stable protein and are enjoyed by both children and adults. For additional information about the company’s philanthropic efforts, 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, 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 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