FARMLAND TO DONATE 25,000 POUNDS OF PROTEIN TO HARVESTERS
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (June.2, 2015) – Farmland is donating 25,000 pounds of protein to Harvesters—The Community Food Network to help serve the Kansas City community. This significant donation is part of Farmland’s Helping Hungry Homes tour, the company’s coast-to-coast effort to help families and individuals become more food secure.
Representatives from Farmland will present the donation to Harvesters—The Community Food Network on Saturday, June 6 at 5:45 p.m. at Sprint Center, located at 1407 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, Mo. This donation event will coincide with the Farmland Bacon in Paradise Block Party before Saturday night’s show at Sprint Center.
“We are so grateful to Farmland for this wonderful donation of protein,” said Harvesters
President and CEO Valerie Nicholson-Watson. “Protein is such an important part of a healthy diet, and it is a food item that our clients want, but often find difficult to acquire.”
“Smithfield Foods’ family of brands, including Farmland, has made more than 205 donations across the country through the company’s Helping Hungry Homes program,” said Dennis Pittman, Senior Director of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs for Smithfield.
“Being headquartered in Kansas City, Mo. is a vital part of Farmland brand's identity, and we're proud to be able to help out families across the state through these donations.”
Smithfield Foods has a long history of stocking food banks, supporting after-school nutrition programs and providing food relief in the wake of natural disasters. In January 2008, Smithfield established their Helping Hungry Homes® initiatives to help ensure that American families in need do not go hungry.
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