$1.2 million investment to address food insecurity through mobile pantries, increase capacity in 15 states
SPRINGDALE, Ark., May 2, 2018 /3BL Media/ – As part of Tyson Foods’ (NYSE: TSN) efforts to raise the world’s expectations for how much good food can do and its commitment to support the communities it serves, the company announced today nearly $1.2 million in grants to 18 Feeding America food banks in 15 states. The investments represent approximately four million pounds of food or the equivalent of 16 million servings of protein that will be distributed to address food insecurity.
Kroger Partners for Smithfield’s 2018 Helping Hungry Homes® Tour
CINCINNATI, April 25, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Today, Smithfield Foods, Inc. joined forces with Kroger to donate more than 39,000 pounds of protein to the Freestore Foodbank. Smithfield’s contribution was part of the company’s 2018 Helping Hungry Homes® donation tour. Now in the program’s 10th year, Helping Hungry Homes® is Smithfield’s signature hunger-relief initiative focused on alleviating hunger and helping Americans become more food secure.
Dennis Pittman, who serves as Smithfield Foods’ senior director of hunger relief, last week received the Frank Timberlake “Innovation in Action” Award from the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, a Feeding America Food Bank based in Charlotte, N.C.
Awards recognize seven critical partners for their outstanding commitment to ending hunger
Like most widespread issues, local hunger can only be solved when the whole community works together. To help draw attention to the issue of hunger and recognize some of those who are making a difference to end it, Second Harvest Heartland recently announced seven Hunger Heroes who are making a compassionate impact.
Kroger and Stewart-Haas Racing Partner with Smithfield for 2018 Helping Hungry Homes® Tour
RICHMOND, Va., April 23, 2018 /3BL Media/ – In celebration of the spring TOYOTA OWNERS 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race, Smithfield Foods, Inc., and Kroger joined forces at Richmond Raceway over the weekend to donate more than 40,000 pounds of protein to FeedMore, Central Virginia’s core hunger-relief organization. Assisting with the donation was Aric Almirola, driver of the No. 10 Smithfield Ford Fusion for Stewart-Haas Racing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
WICHITA, Kan., April 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Tyson Foods today announced a $242,069 donation to the Kansas Food Bank to fund improvements to the food bank’s warehouse, an updated online ordering system and the purchase of a tractor and trailer. The company also donated a truckload of protein to the food bank totaling 32,340 pounds.
Walmart, Feeding America and Nextdoor are working to inspire discussions on hunger
BENTONVILLE, ARK., April 3, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Walmart kicked off its fifth annual nationwide “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” campaign today online and in stores by asking its 150 million weekly shoppers to raise the bar to support the Feeding America network of 200 local food banks and the one in eight people who battle hunger in America at some point during the year.
Supported by Smithfield’s Helping Hungry Homes® and Food Lion’s Food Lion Feeds hunger-relief initiatives
SMITHFIELD, Va., March 29, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Smithfield Foods, Inc., and Food Lion have partnered for the second annual Easter Eats donation, a Food Lion Feeds initiative to provide Easter meals to families facing hunger. Together, Smithfield and Food Lion delivered a total of 300 Easter meal bags each containing a Smithfield ham and an assortment of sweet potatoes, green beans, corn, cornbread stuffing, carrots, brown gravy mix, and more.
In celebration of its 50th anniversary, and in keeping with its philosophy of supporting local communities, Subaru of America is donating 50 new 2018 Subaru Outback vehicles to Meals on Wheels America, to be distributed to select Meals on Wheels programs for the delivery of nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks to seniors across 39 states.
Rouses Markets joins Smithfield’s 2018 Helping Hungry Homes® tour
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NEW ORLEANS, March 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ - In celebration of Smithfield Foods’ 10-year anniversary of its Helping Hungry Homes hunger-relief initiative focused on alleviating hunger and helping Americans become more food secure, the company released a new video that explains the impact of the program on communities across the country and also outlines the 2018 Helping Hungry Homes tour stops.