Smithfield’s Helping Hungry Homes campaign visited Richmond for the 26th stop on the 2016 nationwide hunger-relief tour to donate more than 25,000 pounds of protein to FeedMore’s Central Virginia Food Bank. The considerable donation, in celebration of Richmond race weekend, will provide more than 100,000 servings to help FeedMore continue to provide meals to the Central Virginia community, where one in seven people face hunger.
Smithfield partnered with Kroger, Richmond International Raceway (RIR), and Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) to present the donation during an event at the Staples Mill Kroger, 9000 Staples Mill Road, Henrico, Va. Speakers discussed the importance of donations like these in Central Virginia, where FeedMore distributes more than 18.6 million meals each year.
No. 43 driver Aric Almirola, who has partnered with the Smithfield Helping Hungry Homes program to donate thousands of pounds of protein over recent years, was present to discuss the importance of these donations and to raise awareness about the necessity of providing assistance to our neighbors in need.
Helping Hungry Homes, now in its eighth year, is Smithfield’s coast-to-coast tour to help Americans become more food secure. This year, the program will help fight hunger through more than 35 large-scale protein donations to food banks across the United States totaling more than 3.5 million servings. To date, Helping Hungry Homes has provided more than 40 million servings of protein to food banks across America.