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Smithfield Foods Contributes 80,000-Pound Protein Donation for 24th Annual Mayflower Marathon Food and Fund Drive

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HAMPTON, Va., November 23, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- Smithfield Foods, Inc. today donated more than 75,000 pounds of protein to mark the 24th Annual Mayflower Marathon food drive, benefitting the 

Smithfield Foods Announces $500,000 Grant to Support Education Pipeline for Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences

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SMITHFIELD, Va., November 17, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- Smithfield Foods, Inc. announced today that it has committed $500,000 to a two-year partnership with Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS), a non-profit organization that pursues excellence in leadership, scholarship and service through fostering involvement of membership from diverse backgrounds in the field of agriculture.  

Smithfield Foods' Facilities Receive Sustainability Excellence in Manufacturing Awards

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SMITHFIELD, Va., November 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- Smithfield Foods, Inc. is excited to share that its Crete, Neb.; Kinston, N.C.; and Sioux Falls, S.D. facilities have been recognized by The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (PMMI) for their efforts in driving improved performance through sustainability and going beyond environmental compliance.

Smithfield Foods Launches "Helping Our Heroes" Initiative Supporting U.S. Veterans

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SMITHFIELD, Va., November 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Today, Smithfield Foods, Inc. announced the launch of Helping Our Heroes, a new initiative that expands upon the company's long-standing commitment to honoring the service and sacrifice of American veterans and their families. The program will encompass Smithfield's three veteran-related focus areas: prioritizing veteran employment and career development; helping power veteran-owned businesses; and strengthening the community and family support systems that veterans rely on every day.

Smithfield Foods' Wilson, N.C. Facility Recognized with Manufacturing Leadership Award for Water Reduction Efforts

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SMITHFIELD, Va., October 23, 2020 -- Smithfield Foods, Inc. is pleased to announce it has been recognized by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) as a 2020 Manufacturing Leadership Awards recipient in the sustainability category for impressive water reduction efforts at the company’s Wilson, N.C. facility.

Smithfield Foods Receives Best for Vets Employers Award for Second Consecutive Year

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SMITHFIELD, Va., September 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Smithfield Foods, Inc., announced today its recognition by Military Times in the publication's Best for Vets Employers 2020 ranking. The ranking acknowledges companies for their efforts to recruit and support service members, veterans and military families.

Smithfield Foods' Megan Supan Recognized at 8th Annual STEP Ahead Awards for Excellence in Manufacturing

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SMITHFIELD, Va., September 25, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Smithfield Foods, Inc. is proud to announce that Megan Supan, operations development manager, in its Wichita, Kansas facility, has been named an emerging leader as part of The Manufacturing Institute's annual STEP Ahead Awards. The STEP Ahead Awards honor women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers and represent all levels of the manufacturing industry.

Smithfield Foods to Become Carbon Negative by 2030

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SMITHFIELD, Va., September 10, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Today, Smithfield Foods, Inc. became the first major protein company to commit to becoming carbon negative in all company-owned operations in the United States by 2030. A leader in sustainability for more than two decades, the company will go beyond carbon neutrality to effectively remove more carbon from the atmosphere than it emits. It will achieve this goal without purchasing carbon credits to offset emissions.

Smithfield Foods Donates $2 Million To Connect Thousands of Students to Virtual Learning as School Year Resumes

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SMITHFIELD, Va., August 27, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Today, Smithfield Foods announced a commitment of $2 million over the next two years to support the North Carolina Business Committee for Education, a non-profit organization helping create connections between education and the overall work readiness of citizens across the state. This grant will provide funding for wireless hotspots to better connect students in rural areas as well as address long-term internet access solutions for disadvantaged communities.

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