Smithfield’s Helping Hungry Homes program made the sixth stop on its nationwide hunger-relief tour to donate 25,000 pounds of protein to Harvesters – The Community Food Network. Smithfield partnered with Price Chopper and Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) to help Harvesters kick off the 24th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, the nation’s largest one-day food drive. On Saturday, May 14th, members of the National Association of Letter Carriers in Kansas City and across the country will collect thousands of pounds of food donated by postage customers. The public can participate by leaving nonperishable food donations by their mailbox to be collected.
Helping Hungry Homes, now in its eighth year, is Smithfield’s coast-to-coast program to help Americans become more food secure. This year, the program will help fight hunger through more than 30 large-scale protein donations to food banks across the United States totaling more than 3.4 million servings. To date, Helping Hungry Homes has provided more than 38 million servings of protein to food banks across America.
Racing legend Richard Petty, 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 from Smithfield and to raise awareness about the necessity of providing assistance to our neighbors in need. Smithfield is the primary sponsor of the Richard Petty Motorsports No. 43 race team.
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