Hormel Foods Corp. Pledges Help For Japan

Hormel Foods Corp. announced today it is pledging more than $100,000 toward an employee match donation for the American Red Cross and a donation of the SPAMĀ® family of products to support near- and long-term relief efforts in Japan following the March 11 earthquake and resulting tsunami.

"Our employees are saddened by the devastation in Japan and are eager to help," said Jeffrey M. Ettinger, chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer at Hormel Foods said in a prepared statement. "Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the disaster and the relief volunteers and organizations."