Smithfield and Brookshire Grocery Company Partner
to Donate 40,000 Pounds of Protein 

Part of Smithfield's "Helping Hungry Homes" tour; donations now total more than 25.4 million servings


In celebration of Memorial Day, Smithfield partnered with Brookshire Grocery Company in Tyler to donate a combined 40,000 pounds of protein to the East Texas Food Bank.  This significant donation is part of Smithfield's Hepling Hungry Homes tour, the company's coast-to-coast effort to help families and individuals become more food secure.  Through this program, Smithfield has donated and delivered more than 25.4 million servings of protein to food-assistance organizations across the country.

Food banks nationwide are reporting a significant increase in the number of people coming to them for help. The current recession and the continuing rise in unemployment are having a profound effect on food banks’ ability to meet the demand. As a result, food assistance organizations across the country have been reporting that more individuals and families are turning to them for assistance including more first-time visitors, unemployed workers, employed individuals, seniors and families with children.

About Brookshire Grocery Co.
Brookshire Grocery Co. operates 153 stores in three states – Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas – with three distribution centers and seven manufacturing facilities. Known for friendly service, clean stores and strong community support, BGC has been in operation since 1928. Our mission is to provide a great food and shopping experience.

About Smithfield Packing
The Smithfield Packing Company, Inc., is a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, Inc. Founded in 1936 by Joseph W. Luter and his son, Joseph W. Luter, Jr., primary lines of business include fresh pork, smoked meats, bacon, cooked hams and hot dogs for retail, foodservice, and deli channels. The company exports products to approximately 30 countries. In addition to the Smithfield brand, the company’s Gwaltney, Esskay, and Cumberland Gap products are among the leaders in their respective markets. For more information, visit: www.Smithfield.com and www.Facebook.com/CookingWithSmithfield

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