Hormel Foods Donates Product for Flood Relief Efforts in South Carolina

AUSTIN, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE:HRL) today announced a donation of two
semi-trailer loads of product to assist with the relief efforts in South
Carolina due to recent flooding. The donation of one semi-trailer of Austin
canned luncheon loaf and one semi-trailer
load of Hormel® Compleats®
microwave meals will go to Feeding America food banks in area to
help feed those in need.

“Those affected by these devastating floods are in our thoughts and
prayers,” said Wendy A. Watkins, vice president of corporate
communications. “We hope this donation will help the people in need
during this difficult time.”

The donation of Austin Market canned luncheon
loaf and Hormel® Compleats®
microwave meals will provide a source of shelf-stable protein for
the people of the area.

Hormel® Compleats®
microwave meals are satisfying meals that feature quality chicken, beef
or turkey as well as flavorful vegetables and pasta, potatoes or rice.
Convenient for relief efforts, they are a source of protein, do not need
to be frozen or refrigerated and can be microwaved in the tray in 60
seconds. Additionally, these meals are fully cooked and can be eaten
straight from the package for those without access to electricity.

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 http://www.hormelfoods.com.


Hormel Foods
Rick Williamson, 507-437-5345