Smithfield Foods Donates $100,000 and 40,000 Pounds of Protein to DC Central Kitchen

Oct 17, 2019 - CSRwire

 Today, Smithfield Foods, Inc. and DC Central Kitchen, a nonprofit social enterprise that combats hunger and poverty through job training and job creation, joined together with local culinary experts to bring awareness to the issue of food insecurity across the nation’s capital. Smithfield contributed more than 160,000 servings of protein as part of the company’s 2019 Helping Hungry Homes® donation tour to help serve the nearly one in 10 individuals in need throughout Washington, D.C.

“Every day, we work to combat hunger and poverty in Washington, DC, and we can’t do that critical work alone,” said Mike Curtin Jr., chief executive officer of DC Central Kitchen. “It’s wonderful to have a partner like Smithfield that’s committed to meeting our neighbors’ immediate needs for nutritious food while investing in our job training and job creation efforts, which offer a lasting, sustainable solution to these challen...