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Hormel Foods Donation Helps Fight Hunger in Willmar, MN

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Willmar , Minn.

Jennie-O Turkey Store Willmar Corporate Office, Benson Avenue Plant and Willmar Avenue Plant, the local manufacturing facilities owned by Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL), announced today that it has donated $10,000 to the Kandiyohi County Food Shelf to help fight hunger in the community.

The Willmar locations have donated funds to this organization in 2013, 2015 and 2017.

“Our team is honored to join Kandiyohi County Food Shelf to help support hunger relief in our area,” said Nathan Weber, plant manager of the Willmar Avenue Plant. “I would like to thank our employees; whose dedication and hard work make it possible to help those in need. On behalf of Hormel Foods, we are excited to help do our part in making a difference.”

This is the ninth consecutive year Hormel Foods has given funds to its locations to share with nonprofits in their respective communities to fight hunger. In 2018, Hormel Foods donated $340,000 to local hunger relief organizations in 34 U.S. communities, bringing the program’s total contribution to local hunger relief efforts to more than $2 million thus far. Through this program as well as disaster relief efforts and other donations, Hormel Foods contributed $7.2 million in cash and product donations to help address hunger in 2018.

“Hormel Foods remains committed to fighting hunger around the world and in the communities where our employees work and live,” said Wendy Watkins, vice president of corporate communications at Hormel Foods. “By working with organizations at a local level, our locations have found great success in helping meet their community’s unique needs to help end hunger.”

Additional information about the company’s hunger relief efforts is available in the Hormel Foods Corporate Responsibility Report.

About Hormel Foods – Inspired People. Inspired Food.

Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a global branded food company with over $9 billion in annual revenues across 75 countries worldwide. Its brands include SKIPPY®, SPAM®, Hormel® Natural Choice®, Applegate®, Justin’s®, Columbus®, Wholly® guacamole, Hormel® Black Label® and more than 30 other beloved brands. The company is a member of the S&P 500 Index and the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, was named one of “The 100 Best Corporate Citizens” by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for the 11th year in a row, and has received numerous other awards and accolades for its corporate responsibility and community service efforts. In 2016, the company celebrated its 125th anniversary and announced its new vision for the future – Inspired People. Inspired Food.™ – focusing on its legacy of innovation. For more information, visit www.hormelfoods.com and https://csr.hormelfoods.com/.