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Hormel Foods Donation Helps Fight Hunger in Beloit

2016 Beloit Plant Donation
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August 23, 2016

Beloit, Minn.

The Beloit (Wis.) Plant of Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL), recently donated $10,000 to Beloit Meals on Wheels to help fight hunger in the Beloit community.

“We are honored to team up with Beloit Meals on Wheels to help support the fight against hunger,” said Scott Ramlo, plant manager of the Beloit Plant. “Our employees and the company are committed to continue fighting hunger in our community.”

For the sixth consecutive year, Hormel Foods is giving funds to U.S. manufacturing facilities to share with nonprofits in their respective communities to fight hunger. In 2015, Hormel Foods donated $400,000 to local hunger relief organizations in 40 U.S. communities where it has manufacturing facilities, bringing the program’s total contribution to local hunger relief efforts to more than $1 million thus far. In 2016, the company is providing plant locations with funds to continue the program.

“We are honored to receive this generous donation from Hormel Foods,” said Ellen Wiegand, executive director of Beloit Meals on Wheels. “Our goals are simple: we provide our clients with a daily, nutritious hot meal that improves their health and diet; a daily check-up and visit that makes them feel safer; and the opportunity to continue living independently, with dignity, in their own home. The support of Hormel Foods has repeatedly played a key role in our success in fulfilling our mission. Gifts like these make a difference in the lives of our seniors and make our community a great place to live.”

Hormel Foods is helping those in need both in the United States and internationally through its On Our Way to Ending Hunger program. The company collaborates with retailers, nonprofits and the government on hunger relief efforts; nourishes the hungry in the U.S. and abroad; and motivates individuals and corporate partners to take action to fight hunger.

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 https://www.hormelfoods.com and http://2015csr.hormelfoods.com/.