This month, Smithfield Foods’ Helping Hungry Homes® initiative, a program focused on alleviating hunger and helping Americans become more food secure, joined forces with Albertsons to donate nearly tens of thousands of pounds of protein to The Idaho Food Bank. The donation will help those fighting hunger in the Boise community, where one in 7 individuals is food insecure.
Smithfield and Albertsons representatives will present the donation to The Idaho Food Bank on September 14 at an event to raised awareness of hunger’s impact in the local community. Members from all three organizations will discuss the significance of protein donations in helping the 230,000 individuals, including one in 6 children, who face hunger each day in Idaho.
Smithfield’s donation to The Idaho Foodbank is part of the Helping Hungry Homes® 2017 nationwide donation tour. Throughout the annual tour, Smithfield will provide large-scale protein donations to nearly 60 food banks across the country. This donation adds to the more than 65 million servings of protein donated since 2011.