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Hormel pledges donations, food to assist Japan

Hormel Foods Corp. said today that it is pledging more than $100,000 toward an employee-match

donation for the American Red Cross and a donation of Spam products to earthquake and tsunami relief efforts in Japan.

The effort is to assist both in the support near- and long-term work in the aftermath of the March 11 disasters.

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

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