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Hormel Foods Donation Helps Fight Hunger in Local Communities

2015 Swiss American Sausage Company Donation
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September 4, 2015

Lathrop, Calif.

Swiss American Sausage Company (Lathrop, Calif.) a local subsidiary owned by Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE:HRL) today announced a donation of $10,000 to the Second Harvest Food Bank to help fight hunger.

“It is our privilege to team up with this organization again to help support the fight against hunger in our communities,” said Kari M. Pollak, plant manager at Swiss American Sausage Company. “We are proud to help continue the great work they are doing to feed families in need.”

The Second Harvest Food Bank has served the hungry in the San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties since 1974 through their direct-service programs and collaboration with large partner nonprofit agencies operating at more than 700 different food distribution sites. Partner agencies include shelters, pantries, soup kitchens, children’s programs, senior meal sites and residential programs. The food bank also helps individuals find food assistance programs and learn about proper nutrition.

For the fifth consecutive year, Hormel Foods is giving funds to U.S. manufacturing facilities to share with nonprofits in their respective communities to fight hunger. In 2014, Hormel Foods donated $390,000 to local hunger relief organizations in 39 U.S. communities where it has manufacturing facilities, bringing the program’s total contribution to local hunger relief efforts to nearly $1 million thus far. In 2015, the company will provide 39 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 2015 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. 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 500 Dividend Aristocrats for 2014, 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 seventh year in a row. Hormel Foods was also recognized as a 2015 Military Friendly Employer by G.I. Jobs magazine, 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 https://www.hormelfoods.com.