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.
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.