Helping the communities where we live and work.
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Helping Communities

Committed to Our Communities For More Than 80 Years

We feel a great responsibility to the communities we call home. Through targeted philanthropy and employee volunteerism, we aspire to make a meaningful impact to address food insecurity, advance education and support the vitality of the places we work and live.


Helping Communities

At Smithfield Foods, “good” doesn’t stop with our products – it’s in everything we do. From donating tens of millions of protein servings to combat food insecurity each year while advancing education and the vitality of our local communities, we’re not just producing good food – we’re doing good work to support our communities. 

Helping Hungry Homes

Through our signature hunger relief initiative, Smithfield has donated hundreds of millions of protein servings to food banks, disaster relief efforts and community outreach programs in all 50 U.S. states since 2008.

Advancing Educational Opportunity

We invest in educational programs that support food education, agriculture, science, technology and mathematics and DEI – including scholarships for Smithfield families.

Community Vitality

We’re committed to strengthening the communities where we live and work.

Our Goals And Targets

We're helping our communities through targeted philanthropy, employee volunteerism and other engagement activities.
Give back to our local communities through philanthropic and volunteer support at every Smithfield operation globally on an annual basis.
On Track
Continue to fight food insecurity across the country by donating an additional 100 million servings of protein through our Helping Hungry Homes® initiative by 2025.
New: Double our previous goal of donating an additional 100 million servings of protein through our Helping Hungry Homes initiative to target a total of 200 million servings by 2025.
On Track
Develop the next generation of leaders through scholarship assistance for students and donations to schools and educational programs.
On Track
Honor the service and sacrifice of American veterans and their families through our Helping Our Heroes program, which includes hiring initiatives, career development and initiatives to strengthen the community and family support systems veterans rely on.
On Track

Smithfield feels a great responsibility for the communities where our employees live and work."
- Jonathan Toms, Community Development Manager

Steve Evans, Smithfield's director of community development, was named to Forbes' inaugural For(bes) The Culture 50 Black and Brown Champions list. The list honors Black and Brown industry leaders for their standout impact and service in undeserved communities. Culture 50 Champions are models of business excellence in their industries who also lift up Black and Brown communities. Steve was recognized among prominent American figures, including Dwayne Wade, Issa Rae and Colin Kaepernick, for playing an integral role in spearheading Smithfield's Unity & Action initiatives that advocate for minority farmers and the underserved in rural communities. Learn more about Steve's recognition here.

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