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Plant Manager Troy Hawkshead stands outside the Hormel Plant in Knoxville.

The Knoxville Plant of Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL), announced today that it will donate $4,000 to the Helping Hands Food Pantry and $6,000 to Meals on Wheels in Knoxville. The plant has provided funds to these organizations since 2011.

“It is our privilege to team up with the Helping Hands Food Pantry and Meals on Wheels to help support the fight against hunger in our community,” said Troy M. Hawkshead, plant manager, Knoxville Plant. “Our employees and the company are excited to continue fighting hunger in our community.”

For the fifth consecutive year, Hormel Foods is giving funds to U.S. manufacturing facilities to share with nonprofits in their respective communities to fight hunger. In 2014, Hormel Foods donated $390,000 to local hunger relief organizations in 39 U.S. communities where it has manufacturing facilities, bringing the program’s total contribution to local hunger relief efforts to nearly $1 million thus far. In 2015, the company will provide 39 plant locations with funds to continue the program.

“We’re committed to fighting hunger in the communities where our employees live and work,” said Julie H. Craven, vice president of corporate communications at Hormel Foods. “Last year was a record year in terms of community hunger donations, and we are confident that 2015 will be equally as impactful.”