Smithfield and Richard Petty Motorsports driver Aric Almirola, were at the Freestore Foodbank in Cincinnati to donate more than 25,000 pounds of protein to families in need. Smithfield partnered with Kroger to make this donation that will provide 100,000 servings to the Greater Cincinnati community.
Aric Almirola as well as representatives from Smithfield, Kroger and Freestore Foodbank discussed the importance of providing assistance to our neighbors in need and helped raise awareness of food insecurity across the country.
While the unemployment rate has begun to drop and more jobs are created, millions of Americans still struggle with food insecurity. According to Feeding America, more than 48 million Americans live in food-insecure households. Food assistance organizations across the country report that individuals and families are turning to them for assistance.
A leading provider of high-quality pork products, Smithfield was founded in 1936 in Smithfield, Virginia, establishing the town as the “Ham Capital of the World.” From hand-trimmed bacon and slow-smoked holiday hams to marinated tenderloins, Smithfield brings artistry, authenticity and a commitment to heritage, flavor, and handcrafted excellence to everything it produces. With a vast product portfolio including smoked meats, hams, bacon, sausage, ribs, and a wide variety of fresh pork cuts, the company services retail, foodservice, and deli channels across the United States and 30 countries abroad. All of Smithfield's products meet the highest quality and safety standards in the industry. To learn more about how Flavor Hails from Smithfield, please visit www.Smithfield.com, www.Twitter.com/SmithfieldBrand, and www.Facebook.com/CookingWithSmithfield. Smithfield is a brand of Smithfield Foods.
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