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Hormel Foods donation helps fight hunger in Osceola

Published: Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 8:13 a.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 8:26 a.m. CDT

OSCEOLA, IOWA (September 26, 2017) — Osceola Food (Osceola, Iowa) of HormelFoods Corporation (NYSE: HRL), announced today that it has donated $7,000to Clarke County Food Pantry and $3,000 to the Food Bank of Iowa’s BackpackProgram to fight hunger in the Osceola community. “Our team is honored to join the Clarke County Food Pantry and the FoodBank of Iowa’s Backpack Program to help support hunger relief in our area,”said John Hoag, plant manager, Osceola Food. “I would like to thank ouremployees, whose dedication and hard work make it possible to help those inneed. On behalf of Hormel Foods, we are excited to help do our part inmaking a difference.” This is the seventh consecutive year Hormel Foods has given funds to itsU.S. manufacturing facilities to share with nonprofits in their respectivecommunities to fight hunger. In 2016, Hormel Foods donated $350,000 tolocal hunger relief organizations in 35 U.S. communities where it hadmanufacturing facilities, bringing the program’s total contribution tolocal hunger relief efforts to more than $2 million thus far. Through thisprogram as well as disaster relief efforts and other donations, HormelFoods contributed $7.4 million in cash and product donations to helpaddress hunger in fiscal 2016. “Hormel Foods is committed to fighting hunger in communities around theworld where our employees work and live,” said Wendy Watkins, vicepresident of corporate communications at Hormel Foods. “By working withorganizations at a local level, our plants have found great success inhelping meet their community’s unique needs to help end hunger.” Additional information about the company’s fiscal 2016 hunger reliefefforts is available in the Hormel Foods 2016 Corporate ResponsibilityReport.

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