Smithfield and Kroger teamed up to donate a combined 38,000 pounds of protein to the Freestore Foodbank.
"Smithfield has made more than 150 donations across the country under the company's Helping Hungry Homes program. Through this campaign, we have provided more than 25.4 million servings to food banks that serve their communities through local and emergency food pantries, low-income daycare centers and disaster-relief agencies," said Dennis Pittman, Director of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs for Smithfield.
Smithfield is a primary sponsor of Richard Petty Motorsports' No. 43 race team with driver Aric Almirola in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Petty was in attendance for the donation.
Smithfield Foods and its independent operating companies have a long history of stocking food banks, supporting after-school nutrition programs and providing food relief in the wake of natural disasters. In January 2008, Smithfield established its Helping Hungry Homes® initiatives to help ensure that American families in need do not go hungry.
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