Hormel Foods Donates Critical Food To Haiti

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (April 13 , 2010) – Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) will donate high-protein products to Food For The Poor to help meet the critical needs of those left hungry and sick after the January earthquake in Haiti.

Those who survived the earthquake now face the prospect of living with scarce food resources, unclean water and unsanitary living conditions. By providing nutritious hot meals that include good sources of protein, Food For The Poor can help strengthen those weakened from the disaster. The charity has been delivering rice, beans, canned goods and water to Haiti in the three months since the quake.

“We are so grateful for this generous donation from Hormel Foods,” said Robin Mahfood, president/CEO of Food For The Poor. “They know the value of protein-rich foods in the diet, especially for children, and they really have stepped forward at this critical time to make a difference.”

Food For The Poor and Hormel Foods have ongoing initiatives aimed at helping solve the problem of childhood malnutrition.

“Our hearts have been touched by what we have seen as a result of the earthquake,” said Jeffrey M. Ettinger, chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer at Hormel Foods.  “We are thankful for the work Food For The Poor is doing to aid the people of Haiti, and are happy to be contributing much-needed protein products to help with these efforts.”

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 quality, value-added brands to the global marketplace. The company is a member of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, and was named one of “The 400 Best Big Companies in America” by Forbes magazine for 10 consecutive years.

Food For The Poor, the largest international relief and development organization in the United States, does much more than feed millions of hungry poor in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. This interdenominational Christian agency provides emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicines, educational materials, homes, support for orphans and the aged, skills training and micro-enterprise development assistance, with more than 96 percent of all donations going directly to programs that help the poor. For more information, please visit www.foodforthepoor.org.

Kathy Skipper
Marketing and Public Relations Manager
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