Smithfield Foods Donates 80,000 Pounds of Protein to The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and to The North Texas Food Bank

Smithfield Foods joined forces with local retailers as part of their Helping Hungry Homes® initiative
Oct 30, 2017 11:15 AM ET

“Like Smithfield, our mission is to fight hunger and feed hope,” said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. “We are grateful for the significant donation from Smithfield and Homeland, which will allow us to fill the plates of those we serve with high-quality, protein-rich food, for many weeks to come.”

“Protein is a critical, high in-demand resource, with a scarcely low supply that has been amplified even more during our state’s disaster recovery,” said Dale Long, interim vice president of operations for the North Texas Food Bank. “We are tremendously grateful to Smithfield and WinCo for the donation, which will provide nutrient-rich protein to countless families and individuals across our service area during this time of immediate-need.”

The donations are part of Smithfield’s Helping Hungry Homes® initiative, a program focused on alleviating hunger and helping Americans become more food secure. For more information about Smithfield Foods’ Helping Hungry Homes® initiative and a list of upcoming donation events, visit

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Smithfield Foods Partners With WinCo Foods to Donate 40,000 Pounds of Protein to North Texas Food Bank

Smithfield Foods Partners With Homeland Stores to Donate Nearly 40,000 Pounds of Protein to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma