Harris Teeter and Smithfield Foods Donate 40,000 Pounds of Protein
Plan unveiled at Maynard Crossing location ribbon-cutting in Cary
The ribbon-cutting ceremony of Harris Teeter’s newest store at Maynard Crossing in Cary also featured a donation of nearly 40,000 pounds of protein from Harris Teeter and Smithfield Foods to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. The donation, equivalent to more than 160,000 servings of protein, will support the food bank’s efforts to alleviate hunger across its 34-county service area.
This is the 39th large-scale protein donation made by Smithfield Foods, one the world’s largest pork processors and hog producers, to food banks across the country during its 2019 Helping Hungry Homes tour. Smithfield has provided more than 130 million servings of protein to community outreach programs, food banks and disaster relief efforts nationwide since the program’s inception in 2008.
“Food insecurity remains a serious problem in central and eastern North Carolina, even as we continue to expand our services to feed nearly 600,000 individuals struggling with food access,” says Carter Crain, director of food partnerships for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. “This donation from Smithfield and Harris Teeter gives us the ability to provide wholesome meals to those in need, and these companies are true long-term partners in the fight against hunger.”
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