Vons Joins the 53rd Stop of Smithfield’s 2018 Helping Hungry Homes® Tour



Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Vons will partner to donate 37,000 pounds of protein to Feeding San Diego as part of Smithfield’s Helping Hungry Homes® initiative. This considerable donation provides more than 150,000 servings of protein, a staple of a well-balanced meal, to help the one in eight individuals in San Diego who face hunger every day.

During the 53rd stop of Smithfield’s 2018 Helping Hungry Homes® tour, representatives from Smithfield and Vons will present the donation to Feeding San Diego during a brief press conference to help raise awareness of hunger and discuss the significance of protein donations in helping community members become more food secure.

WHEN:                  Thursday, December 6, 10:30 a.m.

WHERE:                Feeding San Diego Distribution Center

Smithfield will make large-scale protein donations to food banks across the country during its 2018 Helping Hungry Homes® tour. This year, Smithfield celebrates the 10-year anniversary of Helping Hungry Homes®. Smithfield has provided more than 100 million servings of protein to food banks, disaster relief efforts, and community outreach programs since the program’s inception. For more information about Helping Hungry Homes® and a list of upcoming donation events, visit helpinghungryhomes.com.


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 with popular brands including 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 and LinkedIn.

About the Feeding San Diego
Feeding San Diego is the largest hunger relief organization in San Diego County. Focused on capturing wholesome food before it goes to waste, Feeding San Diego serves more than 63,000 people every week through a network of 245 distribution sites, including charity partners and school and mobile pantries. Last year, the organization distributed 26 million meals throughout the region to children, families, and seniors at risk of hunger. Through a highly efficient model, every dollar donated helps provide four nutritious meals for San Diegans in need. To learn more about Feeding San Diego, visit feedingsandiego.org.

About Albertsons, Vons and Pavilions

Albertsons Companies is one of the largest food and drug retailers in the United States, with both a strong local presence and national scale. We operate stores across 35 states and the District of Columbia under 19 well-known banners including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s, Acme, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market, Haggen and Carrs. The Southern California Division of the company operates under the banners of Albertson, Vons and Pavilions.  Albertsons Companies is committed to helping people across the country live better lives by making a meaningful difference, neighborhood by neighborhood. In 2016 alone, along with the Albertsons Companies Foundation, the company gave nearly $300 million food and financial support to the more than 2,300 communities it serves, improving the lives of millions of people in the areas of hunger relief, education, cancer research and treatment, programs for people with disabilities, and veterans outreach.