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Hormel Foods Donation Helps Fight Hunger in Browerville and Long Prairie

2016 Dan's Prize Donation
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September 19, 2016

Long Prairie, Minn.

Dan’s Prize, the local subsidiary owned by Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE:HRL), announced during its 30th anniversary celebration that it will donate a total of $20,000 to local organizations to fight hunger in the community.

This donation is part of the Hormel Foods Plant Community Donations Program, which gives employees the opportunity to assist local hunger relief organizations and strengthen the communities where they live and work.

The donations will go to the Browerville Area Food Shelf, the Long Prairie Emergency Food Pantry, Eagles Healing Nest and the Eagle Bend Senior Citizens Center Inc. (Meals on Wheels).

“Our company is honored to team up with these organizations to help support the fight against hunger in our community,” said Jeffrey M. Tobak, president at Dan’s Prize. “Dan’s Prize has been in these communities for 30 years and our company and our employees are excited to continue to help do our part to make a difference in the area.”

The Browerville Area Food Shelf, the Long Prairie Emergency Food Pantry and the Eagle Bend Senior Citizens Center work to help feed people in the area. Eagle’s Healing Nest specializes in programs for military veterans including hunger relief and housing.

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 will provide 40 plant locations with funds to continue the program.

“We’re committed to fighting hunger in the communities where our employees live and work,” said Wendy A. Watkins, vice president of corporate communications at Hormel Foods. “Last year was a record year in terms of community hunger donations, and we are confident that 2016 will be equally as impactful.”

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, is celebrating its125th 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/.