Committed to Our Communities For More Than 80 Years
At Smithfield, we know good things start at home. That’s why we are dedicated to helping our communities through targeted philanthropy, employee volunteerism and efforts such as scholarships that make a difference in real lives. Our focus is on three things that deeply matter to us – hunger relief, education, and veterans, where we have made great strides through corporate giving and employee involvement.
Helping Communities Highlights and Achievements
For more than eight decades, Smithfield has committed to helping communities where our employees live and work. Never has the need been so great as in 2020. We contributed tens of millions of dollars in cash and in-kind donations to our three signature causes: food insecurity, education and support for veterans. To expand our impact, we encourage employees to volunteer and donate to these and other local causes in support of neighbors in need. As supply chain disruptions and the economic impact of the pandemic put an increased number of families at risk of hunger, we accelerated our contributions to food banks across the United States, quickly mobilizing record donations of protein.
Our Goals And Targets
Showing Up in Our Communities
We are proud of Smithfield’s philanthropic contributions and relief efforts to make a challenging year a little better in the communities where we live and work. Our Helping Hungry Homes initiative provided hunger relief to tens of millions of people impacted by the economic fallout of COVID-19. Our Helping Our Heroes platform strengthened our commitment to honor the service and sacrifices of military veterans and their families. We salute our employees, heroes themselves in many ways, who jumped in to volunteer and contribute to communities in need.
Helping Communities Spotlights
Our philanthropic efforts focus largely on three signature causes that align with our business and the needs of our neighbors: hunger relief, education, and veterans.