Washington, D.C. 20549


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    may continue.

[ ] Form 3 Holdings Reported

[ ] Form 4 Transactions Reported

1. Name and Address of Reporting Person(s)
   Reese               Robert M
   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)
   [ ] Director                   [ ] 10% Owner
   [X] Officer (give title below) [ ] Other (specify below)
   Sr. V.P., General Counsel,
   and Secy.
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     Amount        D  Price        End of Year    I

Common Stock                                  12/31/01 (1)J        3.1606        A  $0.00000 (1) 176.6178       D  Direct
Common Stock                                  12/31/01 (2)A        196.5400      A  $0.00000 (2) 5,080.8200     I  401(k) Plan
Common Stock                                  12/31/01 (1)A        6.9679        A  $0.00000 (1) 389.4060       I  by Daughter
Common Stock                                                                                     30,000.0000    I  by Trust

Table II (PART 1) Derivative Securitites 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      A                D                Exercisable  Expiration

Table II (PART 2) Derivative Securitites 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 Year

Explanation of Responses:

These shares have been acquired from January 1, 2001 through December 31, 2001
pursuant to a Hershey Foods Dividend Reinvestment Plan. Shares were purchased
quarterly at prices ranging from $61.71 to $69.32.
These shares were acquired from January 1, 2001 through December 31, 2001
pursuant to the Hershey Foods Corporation Employee Savings, Stock Investment and
Ownership Plan (ESSIOP). These shares were purchased at various intervals, and
the closing price on December 31, 2001 was $67.70. The exact price of each share
at the date of acquisition is not readily determinable.

/S/ Reese ,  Robert M
DATE February 8, 2002