ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Tops Friendly Markets partners with Carando®, the artisan brand of Classic Italian Meats, to donate 500 spiral sliced hams to Foodlink during their 11th annual Food for Families event.
Carando and Tops Friendly Markets presented 65 cases of Carando spiral sliced hams to the food bank at one of the two stores participating in the Food for Families event. During the months of November and December, Tops Friendly Markets sold Brown Bags of Hope to benefit the food bank leading up to the outdoor food and fund drive. This donation from Carando will help complete 500 holiday meals for families in need, providing each with a ham to enjoy.
"Carando stands for quality, heritage, and tradition, and has a long history of community involvement. We are proud to team up with Foodlink this year," said Michael Baughman, Smithfield Foods director of marketing. "We are extremely grateful for partners like Tops Friendly Markets who place the same importance on supporting our neighbors in need throughout the year, but especially during the holidays."
Foodlink is a regional food hub and the Feeding America food bank serving Allegany, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates counties. The operations target the root causes of hunger. Foodlink does this by distributing food to a network of human service agencies, serving meals through their commercial kitchen, and offering more than 30 food-related programs. The innovative approach directly addresses health disparities related to food insecurity.
This donation was made as part of the Carando Cares program, an ongoing campaign established in 2013 to support organizations making a positive difference in local communities. Carando Cares has made monetary and in-kind donations of more than $250,000 since the program's inception.
Carando is a brand of Smithfield Foods.
All of our classic Italian meats stay true to the traditional recipes that our founder, Pietro Carando, brought to America from his boyhood home in Torino, Italy. One taste is all it takes to discover the authentic Italian difference of Carando. For more information, visitwww.carando.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.
Source: Smithfield Foods