Smithfield Foods Award-Winning Facilities Support Local Charities

SMITHFIELD, Va., Nov. 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Smithfield Foods, Inc. is pleased to announce a $36,000 donation to nonprofit organizations as a result of its 2017 Environmental and Sustainability Excellence Award Program. This program recognizes employees and facilities for excellence across the company’s sustainability pillars: Animal Care, Environment, Food Safety & Quality, Helping Communities, and People. As part of the program, award-winning facilities in the U.S. and internationally receive up to $3,000 to distribute to local charities of their choice.

“At Smithfield, our employees take pride in the opportunity to support our communities,” said Bill Gill, assistant vice president of sustainability for Smithfield Foods. “As a global food company, with operations worldwide, we’re honored to have our award-winners continue their positive impact on the places we call home.”

Smithfield’s award-winning facilities distributed donations to 17 different nonprofit organizations that support a variety of causes ranging from animals, children, education, environment, public safety and many more. These facilities led the way in helping the company save more than 86.5 million gallons of water, more than 18.8 million kilowatts of electricity, more than 39 thousand dekatherms of natural gas and reduce solid waste generation by more than 30.3 million pounds annually.

The full list of winning facilities and the selected nonprofits is detailed below.

More information about Smithfield’s charitable giving and philanthropic efforts can be found here.

Sioux Center, IA
Iowa Environmental Council – $3,000

St. James, MN
Godahl (MN) Recreational Association – $1,500
South Central Minnesota EMS Corp – $1,500

Hermosillo, Sonora, MX
Ciudad de Los Niños (Children’s City) – $1,500
Villa Paraiso (A Great Place to Stay) – $1,500
 
Ilawa, Poland
Fundacja Avalon-Bezpośrednia Pomoc Niepełnosprawnym (Avalon Foundation, Help for the Disabled – Warsaw, Poland) – $3,000

Yuma, CO
School District 1 – $3,000 

Middlesboro, KY
Discover Downtown – $1,500
Middlesboro Police Department (Shop with a Cop) – $1,500  

Orange City, IA
Noah’s Hope Animal Rescue, Inc. (Sioux City, IA) – $3,000

Smithfield, VA
Autism Society of America (Tidewater, VA Chapter) – $3,000

Grayson, KY
City of Grayson, KY (Shop with a Cop) – $1,500
Veterans Outreach Grayson – $1,500

Milan, MO
Milan, MO Chamber of Commerce – $2,000
Sullivan, MO County Exposition Center & Fairgrounds – $1,000

Laverne, OK
Laverne, OK Public Schools – $3,000

Timisoara, Romania
Organizaţia Salvaţi Copiii, Filiala Timişoara (Save the Children, Timisoara Branch) – $3,000  

About Smithfield Foods
Smithfield Foods is a $15 billion global food company and the world’s largest pork processor and hog producer. In the United States, the company is also the leader in numerous packaged meats categories with popular brands including SmithfieldⓇ, EckrichⓇ, Nathan’s FamousⓇ, FarmlandⓇ, ArmourⓇ, John MorrellⓇ, Cook’sⓇ, KretschmarⓇ, GwaltneyⓇ, Curly’sⓇ, MargheritaⓇ, CarandoⓇ, Healthy OnesⓇ, KrakusⓇ, MorlinyⓇ and BerlinkiⓇ. Smithfield Foods is committed to providing good food in a responsible way and maintains robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety, environmental and food safety and quality programs. For more information, visit www.smithfieldfoods.com

Contact:

Keira Lombardo
Smithfield Foods, Inc.
(757) 365-3050
klombardo@smithfield.com