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1.5 Million Meals: How Virginia's Food Banks Are Feeding Families Safely

As food banks across the country struggle during the pandemic, a Truist Cares* grant has helped Virginia’s food banks meet the unprecedented demand.
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Across Virginia, Feeding America predicts the number of people facing food insecurity to increase by about 50% this year due to the pandemic.

UPS Joins Fortune Magazine's 2020 Change the World List

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The world’s package delivery leader is also a leader in the emerging, potentially high-margin delivery-drone field. UPS’s Flight Forward unit is partnering with health care systems and others in North Carolina, Virginia, and Utah to deliver patient samples to labs, prescriptions to patients, and supplies to hospitals. Delivery by drone is up to 10 times as fast as by van, as the unmanned aerial craft fly past traffic jams. And since they don’t choke roadways, drones help reduce CO2 emissions.

VIDEO | The Buzz on Beekeeping at Mohawk's Glasgow, VA Manufacturing Facility

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Have you heard the buzz about our bees? See how we house almost one million honeybees in eight healthy hives onsite at our Glasgow, VA facility as part of our commitment to sustainability – our beekeeper, Junie, estimates that's enough to pollinate the entire Glasgow surrounding area!

Smithfield Foods Sponsors Financial Aid Advisors in Isle of Wight County, Virginia Through GRASP

Company’s $30,000 contribution provides financial aid support services to local students
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SMITHFIELD, Va., September 30, 2019 — The Smithfield Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Smithfield Foods, Inc., announced today a partnership with GRASP (Great Aspirations Scholarship Program, Inc.) to support financial aid advising services at Smithfield and Windsor High Schools in Isle of Wight County, Virginia for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Virginia Governor’s Executive Order to Accelerate Clean Energy Future is the Right Move for the Commonwealth

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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s executive order to decarbonize the electricity grid and scale up clean energy in the Commonwealth is the policy leadership needed to address the climate crisis and create a thriving, zero-carbon economy, said the sustainability nonprofit organization Ceres. 

Lockheed Martin Awards Nearly $1 Million to DMV Scholars

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BETHESDA, Md., Aug., 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- College students from District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia (DMV) are headed back to school this week, and some will do so with a portion of their degree paid for thanks to Bethesda-based Lockheed Martin. 

The company announced the winners of its first-ever Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship with 21 students who live in the DMV selected to receive the scholarship money. 

Dominion Energy and Smithfield Foods Partner to Transform the Future of Sustainable Energy

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  • Dominion Energy and Smithfield Foods form joint venture, Align Renewable Natural Gas (RNG)℠
     
  • Initial projects announced in North Carolina, Virginia and Utah will capture waste methane from hog farms and convert it into renewable natural gas to heat homes and power local industries
     
  • Transformational partnership will dramatically reduce methane emissions from the agriculture and energy industries in support of state greenhouse gas reduction initiatives
     
  • RNG enhances fuel diversity for natural gas utilities and provides a waste management solution and new revenue stream for family farmers
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  • Dominion Energy and Smithfield Foods form joint venture, Align Renewable Natural Gas (RNG)℠
     
  • Initial projects announced in North Carolina, Virginia and Utah will capture waste methane from hog farms and convert it into renewable natural gas to heat homes and power local industries
     
  • Transformational partnership will dramatically reduce methane emissions from the agriculture and energy industries in support of state greenhouse gas reduction initiatives
     
  • RNG enhances fuel diversity for natural gas utilities and provides a waste management solution and new revenue stream for family farmers

Smithfield Foods and Feed More Unveil New Tractor-Trailer to Expand Distribution in Rural Counties in Central Virginia

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Richmond, Va., October 10, 2018 /3BL Media/  - Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Feed More, a hunger-relief organization serving 34 cities and counties in Central Virginia, unveiled a new refrigerated tractor-trailer to support the organization’s efforts to improve product distribution to the eight localities in the southern region of their service area, where almost 25,000 individuals are food insecure.

Wells Fargo Mobilizes to Support Customers and Communities Impacted by Hurricane Florence

$1 Million donation to be amplified by ATM contributions and Go Far Rewards®
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CHARLOTTE, N.C., September 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) today announced $1 million in donations to support communities impacted by Hurricane Florence and the activation of special disaster assistance for customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia.

Smithfield Foods Supports Mobile Food Pantry for Virginia Veterans

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SMITHFIELD, Va., August 24, 2018 /3BL Media/ — The Smithfield Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Smithfield Foods, Inc., has once again donated $50,000 to the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank to support its Veterans Mobile Food Pantry at the VA Medical Center in Hampton, Virginia.

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