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Cargill establishes $400,000 partnership with Canadian non-profit

Cargill Inc. has announced a three-year, $400,000 partnership with the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society (CCIS) to provide holistic support to Cargill employees at its High River, Alberta, processing plant. The program with CCIS primarily will focus on supporting Cargill employees who are underserved, such as Temporary Foreign Workers (TFWs) who may need help navigating a path to permanent residency or settling their families who will join them in Canada, Cargill announced in a news release. The non-profit CCIS has worked with Cargill in the past to provide settlement and integration services to all immigrants and refugees in southern Alberta.

Smithfield Foods marks Super Bowl via donations to K.C., Tampa Bay food banks

Smithfield Foods Inc. announced it will donate a total of 800,000 pounds of protein to food banks affiliated with Feeding America in the cities of Kansas City, Mo., and Tampa Bay, Fla., in celebration of Super Bowl LV held in early February. The donation is equivalent to 240,000 servings and is part of Smithfield’s #BetterWithBacon campaign, which is part of the company’s Helping Hungry Homes initiative. Harvesters –The Community Food Network and Feeding Tampa Bay will extend Smithfield’s commitment inspired by the NFL’s biggest game to do something special for the Kansas City and Tampa Bay communities, the company said in a news release.

Perdue Farms awards grants for charitable facility upgrades

Perdue Farms Inc. has awarded separate grants to help two charitable organizations make improvements to their facilities. The poultry processor presented $10,000 to Christian Shelter Inc. in its hometown of Salisbury, Md., to remove and replace water-damaged floors in the agency’s kitchen and dining room hallway. The agency receives no governmental financial support and offers temporary emergency shelter to people in crisis, Perdue said in a news release. Perdue also is providing an $8,000 grant to Helping Harvest Fresh Food Bank in Reading, Pa., to help fund the purchase of a ride-on electric pallet jack that will help the organization move the food distributed to more than 300 local food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and after-school programs.

By Chris Scott on 2/16/2021

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