Smithfield Foods, United Supermarkets to Donate 40,000 Pounds of Protein to South Plains Food Bank

LUBBOCK, TX (NEWS RELEASE) -

WHAT:                        
Smithfield Foods and United Supermarkets will donate more than 40,000 pounds of protein to South Plains Food Bank in Lubbock as part of Smithfield’s Helping Hungry Homes® initiative. This considerable donation provides more than 160,000 servings of protein, a staple of a well-balanced meal, to people across the South Plains. In this area, one in seven people faces hunger every day.

A brief press conference will take place to help raise awareness of hunger and discuss the significance of protein donations in helping community members become more food secure.

Helping Hungry Homes® is Smithfield Foods’ initiative focused on alleviating hunger and helping Americans become more food secure. This donation is a part of the initiative’s annual nationwide tour, which will provide significant protein donations to nearly 60 food banks across the country this year.

WHO:                          |
Representatives from Smithfield, United Supermarkets and South Plains Food Bank

WHEN:                       
Tuesday, Aug. 29
10:30 a.m.

WHERE:                     
South Plains Food Bank
5605 MLK Boulevard
Lubbock, TX 79404
Media check-in: 10:15 a.m.

Since 2011, Helping Hungry Homes® has provided more than 65 million servings of protein to food banks across America. For more information about Helping Hungry Homes® and a list of upcoming donation events, visit helpinghungryhomes.com.

About Smithfield Foods
Smithfield Foods is a $15 billion global food company and the world's largest pork processor and hog producer. In the United States, the company is also the leader in numerous packaged meats categories with popular brands including SmithfieldⓇ, EckrichⓇ, Nathan's FamousⓇ, FarmlandⓇ, ArmourⓇ, John MorrellⓇ, Cook'sⓇ, KretschmarⓇ, GwaltneyⓇ, Curly'sⓇ, MargheritaⓇ, CarandoⓇ, Healthy OnesⓇ, KrakusⓇ, MorlinyⓇ and BerlinkiⓇ. Smithfield Foods is committed to providing good food in a responsible way and maintains robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety, environmental and food safety and quality programs. For more information, visit www.smithfieldfoods.com.

About South Plains Food Bank
Food banking solves two problems ... hunger and waste. The South Plains Food Bank, Inc. is a humanitarian resource responsible for securing, growing, processing, and distributing food to charitable organizations and persons in need. South Plains Food Bank, Inc. also strives to provide opportunities for persons to break out of the poverty cycle. The South Plains Food Bank is committed to alleviating hunger and giving hope to the hungry. We touch 1 in 8 people across the South Plains and serve over 57,000 people each year. The South Plains Food Bank also supports programs that improve food security among the people we serve through our Kids Cafe program, Mobile Pantry program, and GRUB, Growing Recruits for Urban Business, program. Our vision is to see a hunger-free community. Visit www.spfb.org for more information or find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

About United Supermarkets
In its 101st year of operation, United Supermarkets, LLC – d.b.a. The United Family® – is a Texas-based grocery chain with stores in 49 communities in Texas and New Mexico. A self-distributing company with headquarters and their newly-expanded distribution center in Lubbock, The United Family currently operates 92 stores under five unique banners: United Supermarkets, Market Street, Amigos, Albertsons Market and United Express, along with ancillary operations R.C. Taylor Distributing, Praters and Llano Logistics. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Albertson’s LLC. For more information, please visit www.unitedtexas.com.
 


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