Smithfield Foods Donates $25,000 to the Luter Family YMCA to Support Youth Development Outreach Programs

May 30, 2018 10:45 AM ET

Smithfield, Va., May 30, 2018 /3BL Media/ — The Smithfield Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Smithfield Foods, Inc., is pleased to announce a $25,000 donation to the Luter Family YMCA to support community programs that provide children, families, and individuals the support and resources needed to be healthier, more confident, connected, and secure.
“We are grateful for Smithfield’s tremendous impact on our community and their ongoing financial commitment to the valuable programs at the Luter Family YMCA,” said Kathy Peterson, brand director for the Luter Family YMCA. “Year after year, Smithfield has proven a valuable partner in our efforts to nurture the potential of children, promote healthy living, and foster a sense of social responsibility.”
Smithfield’s donation will help fund a number of youth development outreach initiatives, including YMCA Bright Beginnings, a program that provides underserved children with new clothes and school supplies needed to start the school year with confidence and excitement.
“Smithfield is proud to once again support the Luter Family YMCA and their efforts to positively impact children in the town we call home,” said Keira Lombardo, senior vice president of corporate affairs for Smithfield Foods and president of the Smithfield Foundation. “We share a dedication to furthering educational opportunities for youth and to making Smithfield a stronger, brighter community.”
Smithfield’s partnership with the Luter Family YMCA aligns with its commitment to contribute to the vitality of the places where its employees work, live, and raise their families. Founded in Smithfield, Virginia, in 1936, the company remains headquartered there and employs more than 3,000 local employees.
For more information about Smithfield’s commitment to its local communities, please visit

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®, Farmer John®, Kretschmar®, John Morrell®, Cook's®, Gwaltney®, Carando®, Margherita®, Curly's®, Healthy Ones®, Morliny®, Krakus® 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
About The Luter Family YMCA
The Luter Family YMCA provides a safe, family-oriented environment, and a gathering place for thousands of kids, families, seniors and individuals. In its previous life, part of the Luter Family YMCA was Smithfield High School. It was leased to the YMCA by the County of Isle of Wight in 1995. It was renovated in 2004 and again in 2012 with the expansion of the Wellness Center, Child Watch and Group Exercise rooms. For more information, visit
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Smithfield Foods, Inc.
Diana Souder
(757) 357-1675
Luter Family YMCA
Kathy Peterson
(757) 365-4060