Smithfield and former Indianapolis football star Reggie Wayne donated more than 50,000 pounds of protein to Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana today, as part of Smithfield’s nationwide Helping Hungry Homes tour. Smithfield partnered with Marsh Supermarkets to provide this considerable contribution of more than 200,000 servings of protein.
Wayne, a former Indianapolis wide receiver, joined representatives from Smithfield and Marsh Supermarkets to present the donation to Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, discussing the importance of donations like this in the Indianapolis region where one in eight people struggle with hunger.
Helping Hungry Homes, now in its eighth year, is Smithfield’s coast-to-coast program to help Americans become more food secure. This year, as part of an effort to raise awareness about the necessity of providing assistance to individuals and families in need, the program will help fight hunger through more than 40 large-scale protein donations to food banks across the United States totaling more than 5 million servings. To date, Helping Hungry Homes has provided more than 42 million servings of protein to food banks across America.