In celebration of the race weekend at Pocono, Smithfield will donate more than 25,000 pounds of much- needed protein, a nutritional resource often hard to come by for food banks, to the Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank as part of the company’s nationwide Helping Hungry Homes tour. This considerable donation, made in partnership with Weis Markets and Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM), will provide more than 100,000 servings to communities throughout northeastern Pennsylvania where more than 13 percent of individuals are food insecure.
Racing legend Richard Petty, who has partnered with Smithfield’s Helping Hungry Homes program to donate thousands of pounds of protein over recent years, attended the donation announcement to discuss the importance of these contributions from Smithfield and help raise awareness about the necessity of providing assistance to our neighbors in need.
As part of its ongoing Helping Hungry Homes tour, Smithfield has committed to continue its fight against hunger by making more than 30 large-scale protein donations across the United States in 2016. Throughout the year, the company will donate more than 3.5 million servings of protein to food banks nationwide to help families and individuals suffering from hunger. To date, the program has provided more than 40 million servings of protein to food banks across America.
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