Smithfield Foods Emphasizes Critical Role of Agriculture and Food Production Workers in Ongoing Supply of Food to American Families
FeaturedMarch 19, 2020
SMITHFIELD, Va., March 19, 2020 — As a leading global food and protein company, we understand that continuing to deliver nutritious, delicious and affordable food, and protein specifically, to our communities is of vital importance, now more than ever. Food is an essential part of all our lives, and our more than 40,000 U.S. team members, thousands of American family farmers and our many other supply chain partners are a crucial part of our nation’s response to COVID-19. At Smithfield, we are committed to keeping food on tables across America: today, tomorrow and every day. To each and every one of them, thank you.
- Statement attributable to Kenneth M. Sullivan, President and CEO, Smithfield Foods, Inc.
About Smithfield Foods, Inc.
Headquartered in Smithfield, Va. since 1936, Smithfield Foods, Inc. is an American food company with agricultural roots and a global reach. Our 40,000 U.S. employees are dedicated to producing “Good food. Responsibly.®” and have made us one of the world’s leading vertically integrated protein companies. We have pioneered sustainability standards for more than two decades, including many industry firsts, such as our ambitious commitment to cut our carbon impact by 25 percent by 2025. We believe in the power of protein to end food insecurity and have donated hundreds of millions of food servings to our neighbors in need. Smithfield boasts a portfolio of high-quality iconic brands, such as Smithfield®, Eckrich® and Nathan’s Famous®, among many others. For more information, visit www.smithfieldfoods.com, and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
For more information on Smithfield Foods' response to COVID-19 please visit our COVID-19 Response Page.