Harris Teeter, Smithfield donate 25,000 lbs of protein to food bank

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Smithfield, in partnership with Harris Teeter donated 25,000 pounds of protein to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina (CENC) as part of the company’s Helping Hungry Homes program.

A spokesman said this donation will provide more than 100,000 servings to North Carolina families.

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As part of its ongoing Helping Hungry Homes program, Smithfield has committed to continue its fight against hunger by making more than 30 large-scale protein donations across the United States in 2016. A spokesman said throughout the year, the company will donate more than three million servings of protein to food banks nationwide to help families and individuals suffering from hunger.

A spokeswoman with the Food Bank CENC said the shelves start getting a little bare this time of year, so this kind of donation makes a big impact.