Washington, D.C. 20549


[   ] Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person(s)
   Lenny, Richard H.
   100 Crystal A Drive

   Hershey, Pennsylvania  l7033
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
   Hershey Foods Corporation (HSY)
3. I.R.S. Identification Number of Reporting Person, if an entity (Voluntary)

4. Statement for Month/Year
5. If Amendment, Date of Original (Month/Year)
6. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)
   [X] Director [ ] 10% Owner [X] Officer (give title below) [ ] Other (specify
   below) Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
7. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
   [X] Form filed by One Reporting Person
   [ ] Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I   Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1)Title of Security                           2)Trans-    3.Trans- 4.Securities Acquired(A)      5)Amount of    6)  7)Nature of
                                              action      action   or Disposed of (D)            Securities         Indirect
                                              Date        Code                   A               Beneficially   D   Beneficial
                                              (Month/                            or              Owned at       or  Ownership
                                              Day/Year)   Code V   Amount        D  Price        End of Month   I
Common Stock (1)                              01/02/02    A        15,542.0000   A               68,542.0000    D  Direct
Common Stock                                  12/31/01 (2)A        40.6300       A   (2)         40.6300        I  401(k) Plan

Table II (PART 1) Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially
Owned (Columns 1 through 6)
1)Title of Derivative          2)Conversion    3)Trans-       4)Trans-  5)Number of Derivative            6)Date Exercisable and
Security                       or Exercise     action         action    Securities Acquired (A)           Expiration Date
                               Price of        Date           Code      or Disposed of (D)
                               Security                       Code  V   A                D                Exercisable  Expiration
Non-Qualified Stock Option     $69.31000       01/22/02       A         59,600.0000                       (4)          01/21/12
(right to buy) (3)

Table II (PART 2) Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially
Owned (Columns 1,3 and 7 through 11)
1)Title of Derivative          3)Trans-  7)Title and Amount                           8)Price     9)Number of   10) 11)Nature of
Security                       action    of Underlying                                of Deri-    Derivative        Indirect
                               Date      Securities                                   vative      Securities    D   Beneficial
                                                                        Amount or     Security    Beneficially  or  Ownership
                                                                        Number of                 Owned at      I
                  -                      Title                          Shares                    End of Month
Non-Qualified Stock Option     01/22/02  Common Stock                   59,600.0000               59,600.0000   D   Direct
(right to buy) (3)

Explanation of Responses:

Restricted stock units of which 7,771 vest on March 12, 2002 and the remaining
7,771 vest on March 12, 2003. (2) These shares were acquired from March 12, 2001
through December 31, 2001 pursuant to the Hershey Foods Corporation Employee
Savings Stock Investment & Ownership Plan (ESSIOP). These shares were purchased
at various intervals throughout this period, and the closing price on December
31, 2001 was $67.70. The exact price of each share at date of acquisition is not
readily determinable.
These options were granted under the Hershey Foods Corporation 1987 Key Employee
Incentive Plan, and they have a stock withholding feature which permits the
withholding of shares of stock at the time of exercise to satisfy the grantee's
income tax withholding rights.
Options vest according to the following schedule: 25% of the options granted
vest on the first anniversary of the grant date, an additional 25% vest on the
second anniversary date, an additional 25% vest on the third anniversary date,
and the options become fully vested on the fourth anniversary of the grant date.

/S/ Lenny, Richard H.
DATE February 7, 2002