Smithfield Foods congratulates Janky Leg BBQ on taking home the overall title at the Smithfield Classic at Nissan Stadium in Nashville. In addition to earning the top prize, Benton, Illinois-based Janky Leg BBQ had an impressive performance throughout the competition, placing top five in all four protein categories.
Smithfield Foods is donating 40,000 pounds of protein to New Orleans via a truck shipment to support hunger relief in the wake of catastrophic damage inflicted by Hurricane Ida, one of the most intense hurricanes to ever strike Louisiana, which left nearly a million residents without power or water on the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
Weigel’s Foundation has donated $10,000 to Street Hope TN’s annual fund-raising campaign. The sponsorship donation was presented by Kurt Weigel, Human Resources for Weigel’s, and Meg Weigel Kwasigroch, Kurt’s sister. Accepting the donation on behalf of Street Hope TN was Devin Payne, Executive Director.
Perdue Farms, through its Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, has awarded a $30,000 grant to Moveable Feast to help purchase a new delivery vehicle for its Home Delivered Meals program on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The donation is part of Perdue’s “Delivering Hope To Our Neighbors” hunger relief initiative.
Smithfield's Farmland brand recognized the National FFA Organization and its positive impact in the agricultural industry through a check donation of $100,000. The gift is part of the 2021 Honoring the Heartland Tour, an initiative launched by Farmland in June to show appreciation for the honest work and tireless commitment in Midwest farming communities, agriculture industries, and retail establishments, and to support the next generation of farmers, which includes the more than 760,000 current FFA student members.
Smithfield's plant-based Pure Farmland brand is proud to present the recipients of the 2021 Pure Growth Project grant program. After receiving 103 applications from community gardens and farms across 29 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, 55 organizations have been carefully selected to receive grants ranging from $1,000 to $20,000, providing a total of $125,000 in financial support to nurture these unique neighborhood spaces.
In celebration of National Ice Cream Sandwich Day, New England-based Hood Ice Cream donated their popular Ice Cream Sandwiches as a gesture of thanks to healthcare workers at Boston Children’s Hospital.
Eggo announces the release of its all-new Eggoji waffles, a fun twist on the classic Homestyle Eggo Waffles — with playful animated faces on each waffle. From the iconic smile with heart eyes or the look of tear-jerking laughter, each box of Eggoji waffles includes up to six different designs to make any plate full of emotion.