Companies like Smithfield Foods are continuing to show their commitment to lifting their surrounding communities. Recently, the company’s Farmer John brand presented the recipients of its California Kindness Project, a grant program designed to support committed California nonprofits that are making an impact in their local communities. Farmer John provided a total of $100,000 in financial support to 10 Californian charities and organizations.
“We were so touched by all of the applications we received, and we feel honored to be able to support and shine a light on such deserving organizations making an impact locally,” said Lauren Connelly, Brand Manager for Farmer John at Smithfield Foods. “Farmer John is dedicated to finding even more ways to invest in the great people of the Golden State, and the California Kindness Project gives us the opportunity to continue to show our appreciation for those who are demonstrating kindness in their communities.”
Farmer John invited charities and organizations in California to apply for one of the grants so that the brand could help support organizations on their mission of improving the lives of local citizens. After receiving over 120 applications from charities and organizations in the Golden State, noted the release, 10 organizations were carefully selected to receive grants ranging from $3,000 to $25,000, providing a total of $100,000 in financial support.
The brand launched the project in the summer of 2022 as an extension of year three of its California Commitment Tour. During the tour, Farmer John made 3–4 stops per week with its food truck to deliver free grab-and-go lunches to Californians and essential businesses and donated much-needed protein to local food banks.
This year’s 2022 California Kindness Project Grant Recipients included:
A hearty round of applause and gratitude toward Farmer John and the Smithfield Foods family as they continue to spread good and awareness along the Golden State.