|[May 02, 2014]
Hormel Foods Donates Product for Tornado Relief Efforts in Little Rock
AUSTIN, Minn. --(Business Wire)--
Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) today announced a donation of one
semitrailer load of product to assist with tornado relief efforts in
Little Rock, Ark. The donation of Hormel® Compleats®
microwave meals, SKIPPY® Natural dark
chocolate peanut butter spread, and Hormel®
2Good® smoothies will go to the Arkansas Rice
Depot in Little Rock.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with all who have been affected by these
devastating tornadoes," said Julie H. Craven, vice president of
corporate communications at Hormel Foods. "We hope to provide a helpful
way to feed the many in need as the difficult process of rebuilding
In addition, the Skippy Foods location in Little Rock is donating 3,400
pounds of SKIPPY® creamy peanut butter
and another 700 pounds of SKIPPY® Natural
dark chocolate peanut butter spread.
The facility is also collecting food and monetary donations from
employees and contributing $1,000 to the American Red Cross.
microwave meals are 10-ounce satisfying meals that feature quality
cicken, 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
SKIPPY® creamy peanut butter is
shelf-stable with seven grams of protein per serving.
SKIPPY® Natural dark chocolate peanut
butter spread combines dark chocolate with the leading brand of natural
peanut butter, with six grams of protein per serving and 60 percent less
sugar than the leading chocolate hazelnut spread.
Hormel® 2Good® shelf-stable
smoothies are made with Greek yogurt and have eight grams of protein.
Arkansas Rice Depot, the only statewide food bank in Arkansas,
distributes disaster relief kits and supplies to those affected in
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 Dividend Aristocrats for 2013, 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 sixth year in a row. Hormel
Foods was recognized on the G.I. Jobs magazine list of America's Top 100
Military Friendly Employers in 2012 and 2013, and named one of the 2014
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.
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