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

2016 Lloyd's Barbeque Company Donation
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September 13, 2016

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 donated 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 every year since 2011.

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 and 2015.

“We are honored to team up with these organizations to help those in need,” said John D. Kempen, plant manager at Lloyd’s Barbeque Company. “Our team members and the company are excited to continue to help do our part to make a difference in the area.”

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, 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 seventh 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 http://www.hormelfoods.com and http://2015csr.hormelfoods.com/.