THE GOOD WE DO FOR SMITHFIELD FAMILIES
Since 2002, the Smithfield Scholarship Program has been awarding educational scholarships to the children of our employees to further their education. Students like Sandi, whose father Vincente’s 15 years with Smithfield helped her through four years at Iowa State University as the first in her family ever to go to college.
THE GOOD WE DO IN EQUITABLE AGRICULTURE
Smithfield Foods has pledged $10 million over the next three years to build a stronger, more inclusive agricultural future by financially and technically supporting America’s minority farmers. This program ensures capital and confidence for folks like Aaron Blackmon, who’s taking over this family farm and taking it into the future.
THE GOOD WE DO IN EDUCATION
Smithfield Foods’ long-standing commitment to scholarships and educational grants totals more than $8.1 million in the United States alone. Those donations go to funding programs like An Achievable Dream, which is leveling the playing field for children in low-income communities. Lashondra’s a testament to this good work, and she’s putting in work of her own to give back.
THE GOOD WE DO IN COMBATING HUNGER
As a global protein company, hunger relief is the cornerstone of Smithfield Foods’ mission and a significant focus of our community efforts. In 2020, we committed to donating 100 million servings of protein through our Helping Hungry Homes initiative by 2025, helping people in need like Megan — who’s now returning the favor.
THE GOOD WE’RE DOING:
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Read our Sustainability Report
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Our Sustainability Promise
At Smithfield Foods, “good” doesn’t stop with our products — it’s in everything we do. Watch the videos below for more on how we’re good stewards of our environment, our animals, our people, and our communities.