Smithfield Foods Donates More Than 40,000 Pounds of Protein to Three Square Food Bank; Eckrich Brand Provides Funds to Local Schools

Donations Part of Smithfield’s 2019 Helping Hungry Homes® Tour and Albertsons Grand Opening Community Celebration
Mar 15, 2019 10:00 AM ET

Originally posted on Globe Newswire

Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Albertsons joined forces to donate more than 40,000 pounds of protein to Three Square Food Bank. Smithfield’s contribution was part of the company’s 2019 Helping Hungry Homes® donation tour.

In addition to Smithfield’s large-scale protein donation, Albertsons presented more than $50,000 in community grants to 15 local organizations to support musical arts, athletics, healthcare, special needs, and education in the local area. Eckrich®, a brand of Smithfield Foods, supplemented Albertsons’ donations to local schools with a $6,000 contribution as a part of their commitment to support education in the community.

“Albertsons is thrilled to expand its ability to serve the residents of Las Vegas and are proud to present these donations to our local community,” said Shane Dorcheus, executive vice president and president of the Southwest Division for Albertsons, Safeway and Vons. “We’re fortunate to unveil this brand-new location alongside fantastic community-focused partners who support our efforts to give back.”

Continue reading on Globe Newswire. Learn more about Albertsons Companies hunger relief efforts in their latest annual sustainability update.