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Justin’s Aids Fight Against Hunger in Boulder Area

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October 3, 2018

Boulder , Colo.

Justin’s, makers of naturally delicious, high-quality nut butters, snacks and confections, and a subsidiary of Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL), announced that, in honor of Hunger Action Month, the brand has made a donation of $10,000, split equally between Conscious Alliance and Metro Caring organizations to help fight hunger.

“As a Boulder-based company, supporting organizations close to us has always been something we are ‘nuts’ about,” said Justin Gold, company founder. “As a natural food company, we are uniquely positioned to support hunger-relief efforts and we’re excited to boost our yearly efforts again this September for Hunger Action Month. We are honored to be donating to Metro Caring and Conscious Alliance again this year and continue our commitment to giving back, doing our part to help provide for those in need.”

Mike Guanella, president of Justin’s added, “We are proud to join these organizations and help support hunger-relief right here in our hometown. As a team, we hope our donation will encourage other companies within the natural products community to support organizations such as these, and to join us in the ongoing fight against hunger. On behalf of Justin’s, we are committed to doing our part in making a difference.”

To date, in 2018 Justin’s has volunteered over 200 employee hours in support of corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives core to the brand, including hunger-relief and pollinator conservation programs, in addition to providing product and monetary support to both local and national partners. As the brand grows, Justin’s continues to support healthy communities through their CSR initiatives.

This is the eighth consecutive year Hormel Foods has given funds to its locations to share with nonprofits in their respective communities to fight hunger. In 2017, Hormel Foods donated $300,000 to local hunger-relief organizations in 30 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 $5.4 million in cash and product donations to help address hunger in fiscal 2017.

“Hormel Foods is committed to fighting hunger in communities around the world 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.”

About Justin’s

Established in 2004 in the home kitchen of health enthusiast Justin Gold, Justin’s supports an on-the-go lifestyle with an extensive line of naturally delicious, high-quality nut butters, nut butter snacks and USDA-certified organic nut butter cups that deliver great taste, unique texture and convenient nutrition. Justin’s was the first nut butter brand to market its popular jarred offerings in single-serve 1.15-ounce squeeze packs available in all ten varieties and marketed the first organic peanut butter cup in its most nostalgic form (2-cup pack). The brand is not only dedicated to providing superior products with mindfully sourced ingredients, but also actively engages in corporate social responsibility efforts each year, focusing on key brand passion points including pollinator preservation, hunger relief, entrepreneurship and supporting the natural products community. For more information please visit Justin’s at Justins.com, Facebook.com/JustinsNutButter and Instagram.com/Justins.

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 tenth 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/.