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Hormel Foods donation helps fight hunger in Osceola

OSCEOLA, IOWA (September 26, 2017) — Osceola Food (Osceola, Iowa) of Hormel
Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL), announced today that it has donated $7,000
to Clarke County Food Pantry and $3,000 to the Food Bank of Iowa’s Backpack
Program to fight hunger in the Osceola community.
 “Our team is honored to join the Clarke County Food Pantry and the Food
Bank 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 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 seventh consecutive year Hormel Foods has given funds to its
U.S. manufacturing facilities to share with nonprofits in their respective
communities to fight hunger. In 2016, Hormel Foods donated $350,000 to
local hunger relief organizations in 35 U.S. communities where it had
manufacturing facilities, 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 $7.4 million in cash and product donations to help
address hunger in fiscal 2016.
 “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 plants have found great success in
helping meet their community’s unique needs to help end hunger.”
 Additional information about the company’s fiscal 2016 hunger relief
efforts is available in the Hormel Foods 2016 Corporate Responsibility
Report.

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