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Hormel Foods Named a 2015 Finalist in the U.S. Chamber Foundation Corporate Citizenship Awards


Austin, Minn.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has named Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) a finalist in the 2015 Corporate Citizenship Awards in the category of Community Improvement Program for its Project SPAMMY®.

Hormel Foods specifically designed and developed SPAMMY®, a shelf-stable poultry product fortified with vitamins and minerals, to help malnourished children in Guatemala. Hormel Foods works with Food For The Poor and Caritas Arquidiocesana to distribute the product to family centers and orphanages. Since the inception of Project SPAMMY®, Hormel Foods has contributed more than 8.5 million cans of the product, and many employees have traveled to Guatemala to help with the project.

The 2015 Citizens Awards encompass eight categories that honor corporate citizenship best practices. The Best Community Improvement Program category is for companies that go above and beyond to create successful initiatives at the local level. These companies have proven that the business sector has the ability and the desire to create impact. The winner for this category will be selected by a committee of corporate peers and experts in the field.

The winners of the 2015 Citizens Awards will be announced Oct. 6 at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the awards program, visit

Additional information about the company’s fiscal 2014 philanthropic efforts can be found in the Hormel Foods 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report at

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