Smithfield Foods Shines In The Season Of Giving
Posted by Gaby Wallace on November 13th, 2018
Smithfield Foods, the world’s leading pork processor and packaged meats producer, has fleshed out its commitment to providing quality foods through its Helping Hungry Homes program. This initiative, established in 2008, focuses on increasing food security for Americans. Helping Hungry Homes makes nutritious provisions available to food banks, school and community outreach programs, and disaster relief efforts.
Smithfield’s hunger-fighting program has been responsible for reducing food insecurity throughout the country over the past decade. This year's 10th anniversary Helping Hungry Homes tour began at the company’s Smithfield, Virginia headquarters. In addition to committing to match employee donations to hunger relief organization Feeding America, Smithfield donated 120,000 pounds of protein to several local food banks.
As part of its 2018 Helping Hungry Homes donation tour, Smithfield Foodsjoined with grocery chain Food Lion to distribute over 125,000 pounds of protein and 9,000 pounds of produce to food banks all over North Carolina in the wake of Hurricane Florence in October. This massive donation augmented Smithfield’s initial donation of 120,000 pounds of protein given immediately following the devastating storm. These contributions amounted to over half a million servings.
In November 2018, Smithfield teamed up with grocery chain H-E-B to donate over 40,000 pounds of protein to food insecure families in Central Texas. The Central Texas Food Bank received the equivalent of over 160,000 servings during Smithfield’s 49th large-scale donation of the year. This will reach thousands of Texans across 21 counties.
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