Smithfield makes food donation

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CENTRAL ILLINOIS (WCIA) — A large donation will soon be making a difference in the lives of local families.

Smithfield Foods and Schnucks announced they have teamed up to donate more than 42,000 pounds of protein to Central Illinois Foodbank,

Smithfield’s contribution is part of the company’s 2018 Helping Hungry Homes donation tour, which is now in its 10th year.

The donation comes out more than 170,000 servings of protein.

Since this donation program began in 2008, Smithfield has donated over 100 million servings of protein to food banks, disaster relief efforts, and community outreach programs nationwide.

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