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ConAgra Foods and "Today's" Al Roker Lend a Hand with a Surprise Donation to Iowa Homeless Youth Centers

OMAHA, Neb., Jun 23, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Today, Omaha-based ConAgra Foods surprised the Iowa Homeless Youth Centers (IHYC) with an in-kind food donation of more than 42,000 pounds along with a check for $25,000 as part of Al Roker's Lend a Hand Today trip. In its ninth consecutive year, Lend a Hand Today continues its mission to help small charities across the country by providing scores of essential items they need to continue helping and serving their communities.

"Today" has raised more than $4 million in donations to date for this year's trip which kicked off Monday, June 21, in San Francisco, Calif. The trip continues through Friday with a total of five stops in five cities, including today's visit to the Buchanan Transitional Living Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

The long-standing commitment by ConAgra Foods and the ConAgra Foods Foundation to end child hunger has resulted in donations of more than $48 million and more than 232 million pounds of food since 1993.

"Our commitment to ending child hunger is the cornerstone of ConAgra Foods' corporate responsibility efforts," said Chris Kircher, vice president Corporate Affairs, ConAgra Foods. "We applaud the efforts of Iowa Homeless Youth Centers and are proud to partner with them to make sure children and young adults in Iowa have access to the food they need to lead healthy, active lives."

IHYC works to eliminate homelessness among children, youth and young mothers in Polk County. With citizen support and assistance, IHYC helps homeless individuals and families live independently and attain self-sufficiency. More information at IHYC can be found at

ConAgra Foods, Inc., (NYSE: CAG) is one of North America's leading food companies, with brands in 96 percent of America's households. Consumers find Banquet, Chef Boyardee, Egg Beaters, Healthy Choice, Hebrew National, Hunt's, Marie Callender's, Orville Redenbacher's, PAM, Peter Pan, Reddi-wip and many ConAgra Foods brands in grocery, convenience, mass merchandise and club stores. ConAgra Foods also has a strong business-to-business presence, supplying frozen potato and sweet potato products as well as other vegetable, spice and grain products to a variety of well-known restaurants, foodservice operators and commercial customers. For more information, please visit us at

SOURCE: ConAgra Foods, Inc.

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