Smithfield Donates Over 240,000 Servings of Protein to Blue Ridge Area Food Bank and Feeding Southwest Virginia to Help Combat Food Insecurity During the Commonwealth Clash

January 31, 2023 Smithfield Foods

As presenting sponsor of the annual rivalry games known as the Commonwealth Clash, Smithfield® united with the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech to recognize two local Virginia food banks for their commitment to providing communities with accessible nourishment through food pantries and meals.

ESPN’s Marty Smith and Kirk Herbstreit Teamed Up With Eckrich to Earn $500,000 for Extra Yard for Teachers at the College Football Playoff National Championship

January 10, 2023 Smithfield Foods, Inc.

Multifaceted ESPN sports journalist Marty Smith and Emmy Award-winning ESPN/ABC college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit took center stage outside SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA., where Smith participated in the Eckrich $1 Million Challenge in support of classroom resource projects across the nation, while Herbstreit coached and supported Smith as he completed his throws.

Wave of Executive Exits, Retirements hit Smithfield Foods

Four senior executives, each with years of experience at the meat industry giant, have either retired, joined competitors or resigned recently from the company, which is headquartered in Smithfield. The exits include the company’s chief financial officer, chief sales officer, chief administrative officer and chief operating officer.

Smithfield Foods Donates 30,000 Pounds of Protein to the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore

December 26, 2022 Smithfield Foods

Smithfield Foods donated 30,000 pounds of protein, enough for 120,000 servings, to the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore to help fight food insecurity in Hampton Roads during the holidays.

Smithfield Foods Announces Senior Management Team Changes

December 23, 2022 Smithfield Foods

Smithfield Foods announced senior management team changes following Chief Operating Officer Brady Stewart’s decision to depart the company. Stewart resigned from Smithfield today to accept a position with an industry competitor.