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Hormel Foods Donation Helps Fight Hunger in St. Paul and Surrounding Communities

2015 Lloyds Donation
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July 14, 2015

St. Paul, Minn.

Lloyd’s Barbeque Company (St. Paul, Minn.), the local manufacturing plant owned by Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE:HRL), announced today that it will donate a total of $10,000 to Second Harvest Heartland and House of Charity’s Food Centre to help combat hunger in the Twin Cities and surrounding communities.

Lloyd’s Barbeque is presenting $5,000 to each organization.

Second Harvest Heartland utilizes community relationships to end hunger and distributes more than 51 million pounds of food and grocery products annually to nearly 1,000 food shelves, soup kitchens, shelters and programs. The company also donated funds to the organization in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

House of Charity’s mission is to feed those in need, house those experiencing homelessness, and empower individuals to achieve independence. The Food Centre feeds more than 350 people each day and received a $5,000 donation from Lloyd’s Barbeque in 2014.

“It is our privilege to team up with these two organizations again to help support the fight against hunger in our community,” said Jason E. Reuss, plant manager, Lloyd’s Barbeque. “Our employees and the company are excited to continue to help do our part to make a difference in the area.”

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.