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40,000 pounds of pork donated to hungry

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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    A shopping cart filled with Smithfield hot dogs at the Publix store in Matthews Tuesday morning. Smithfield is donating 40,000 pounds of protein to Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina as part of the company's Helping Hungry Homes program. Publix, a Smithfield retailer and supporter of the Second Harvest Food Bank, will also participate in the donation. Racing legend Richard Petty, who has partnered with the Smithfield Helping Hungry Homes program to donate thousands of pounds of protein over recent years,sponsors the Richard Petty Motorsports No. 43 Ford with driver Aric Almirola.
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    From left, Kay Carter of Second Harvest Food Bank, Darren Brunner of Publix, NASCAR legend Richard Petty and Publix truck driver Renardo Jenkins unload Smithfield meat at the Publix store in Matthews Tuesday morning.

Smithfield, Publix and Richard Petty Motorsports teamed up Tuesday to donate 40,000 pounds of pork products to Second Harvest Food Bank as part of Smithfield’s Helping Hungry Homes tour. NASCAR legend Richard Petty was on hand for the donation, which will provide an estimated 160,000 servings of protein to Charlotte-area families. Food banks nationwide are reporting a significant increase in the number of people needing help due to the economy. Second Harvest distributed more than 40 million pounds of food and essential grocery items to almost 600 hunger agencies last year.

Mark Price

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