COLORADO PIG FARMERS TEAMED UP WITH SMITHFIELD FOODS AND JBS PORK TO FIGHT FOOD INSECURITY IN COLORADO BY DONATING $10,000 AND OVER 50,000 POUNDS OF PROTEIN TO FOOD BANK OF THE ROCKIES
Donation part of the annual Hams Across America Program
WHAT: The Colorado Pork Producers Council, Smithfield Foods, Inc., and JBS Pork partnered together to donate $10,000 and over 50,000 pounds of pork products to the Food Bank of the Rockies. This significant donation will provide nearly 200,000 servings of protein, a staple of a well-balanced meal, to hungry Colorado residents. Food insecurity is a growing issue in Colorado, with nearly 600,000 people struggling with hunger. Giving back to their communities is at the heart of who pig farmers are, and Colorado pig farmers are proud to live out their We CareSM ethical principles through this donation event. This donation from Smithfield Foods and JBS Pork will be made in partnership with the National Pork Board and National Pork Producers Council Hams Across America program, which highlights the pig farmers We Care ethical principles of contributing to a better way of life in their communities through pork product donations each year. The Colorado Chefs Association will also join the Colorado Pork Producers Association at Food Bank of the Rockies.
WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.
WHERE: Food Bank of the Rockies, Denver
About Colorado Pork Producers Council
The Colorado Pork Producers Council is the state pork organization designated to manage the pork checkoff funds returned to Colorado to promote pork and pork products.
About Smithfield Foods
Smithfield Foods is a $15 billion global food company and the world’s largest pork processor and hog producer. In the United States, the company is also the leader in numerous packaged meats categories. Popular brands include Smithfield®, Eckrich®, Nathan’s Famous®, Farmland®, Armour®, Farmer John®, Kretschmar®, John Morrell®, Cook’s®, Gwaltney®, Carando®, Margherita®, Curly’s®, Healthy Ones®, Morliny®, Krakus®, and Berlinki®. Smithfield Foods is committed to providing good food in a responsible way and maintains robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety, environmental, and food safety and quality programs. For more information, visit www.smithfieldfoods.com, and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
About JBS Pork
JBS USA is the second largest fresh pork producer in the U.S. delivering fresh, further-processed, and value added pork products to customers across the globe. At JBS USA, we recognize the important role we play in hunger relief across the U.S. and we strive to ensure our volunteering, sponsorships, and donations have a meaningful impact on our communities. This year, we’ve donated over 1 million meals and hundreds of volunteer hours to help those in need. For more information, visit www.jbssa.com.
About the Food Bank of the Rockies
Food Bank of the Rockies works to make food security a realty for Colorado and Wyoming families. We distribute enough food for more than 155,000 meals a day through our direct service programs and partner agencies, helping families thrive in 30 Colorado counties, including metro Denver, and the entire state of Wyoming. Nearly one in ten Coloradans, and one in seven Colorado children, struggles with hunger. Since 1978, Food Bank of the Rockies has provided more than 738 million meals to people in need in our community. Food Bank of the Rockies is a member of Feeding America. For additional information, visit foodbankrockies.org. “Like” Food Bank of the Rockies on Facebook and Instagram, follow the food bank on Twitter and learn more on our blog!