Hormel Foods Donates Products for West Virginia Flood Relief Efforts

AUSTIN, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#donation–Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) today announced a donation of one
semi-trailer load of products to assist with the relief efforts in West
Virginia due to recent flooding. The donation of more than 23,000 Hormel®
chili microwave cups, 14,000 Dinty Moore®
microwave trays and 16,000 jars of SKIPPY®
caramel peanut butter will go to the Mountaineer Food Bank to feed
those in need affected by the flood.

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

Hormel® chili microwave cups, Dinty
® microwave trays and SKIPPY®
caramel peanut butter provide a source of shelf-stable protein and
are enjoyed by both children and adults. For additional information
about the company’s philanthropic efforts, visit http://2015csr.hormelfoods.com/communities/.

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. Hormel Foods, which
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, will celebrate its 125th
anniversary in 2016. The company is a member of the Standard & Poor’s
(S&P) 500 Index, S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, and was named one of “The
100 Best Corporate Citizens” by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for
the eighth year in a row. Hormel Foods also received a perfect score on
the 2016 Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index,
was recognized on the 2016 Best for Vets Employers List by Military
Times, and was named one of the 2016 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
and http://2015csr.hormelfoods.com/.


Hormel Foods Corporation
Kelly Braaten, 507-437-5345