Smithfield Foods And Harris Teeter Donate 80,000 Pounds Of Protein To Second Harvest Food Bank

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Smithfield Foods and Harris Teeter have partnered to donate more than 80,000 pounds of protein to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina.

The donation was a part of Smithfield Foods’ Hungry Homes initiative and is equivalent to 320,00 servings.  One in seven people are food insecure in the Charlotte area and the donation will help families fighting hunger.

“Smithfield has been one of our strongest partners in helping feed hungry families in North Carolina, and is known for supporting food banks across the country through their Helping Hungry Homes program,” said Kay Carter, CEO of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. “This donation is very timely as we approach the end of the school year, when many of the families we serve rely more heavily on the food bank as school meals are missing during the summer months. We appreciate the partnership and commitment of Smithfield to bring this substantial donation to our area.”

Smithfield will provide large scale protein donations to over 50 food banks across the country this year on their annual tour.  More than 65 million servings of protein have been given since 2011.