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Photo Release -- Carando Partners With Big Y to Support Partners of Hope Program

20:00 EDT 21 Jul 2015 | Globe Newswire

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., July 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Carando®, the artisans of Classic Italian Meats and a brand of Smithfield Foods, have joined Big Y® in supporting the local New England communities. With help from NASCAR and Richard Petty Motorsports driver Aric Almirola, Carando made a $2,500 donation to Partners of Hope, a program established by Big Y to support fundraising for Breast Cancer Awareness. Partners of Hope is a part of the Big Y Partners in Community program that supports the local community ranging in educational programs and community programs like food drives. The donation was made Sunday at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

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Adam Cwieka, Meat Category Buyer at Big Y, is presented a donation to Partners of Hope from Aric Almirola, Driver of the No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford, Mike Wojtowicz, Plant and Sales Manager for Carando and Dan Incaudo, General Manager for Carando


A photo accompanying this release is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=34643

The contribution was made as a part of the "Carando Cares" program, an ongoing campaign to support the people who are making a positive difference in New England communities.

"At Carando, we feel that it's very important to give back to the community where we live and work," said Dan Incaudo, General Manager, Carando. "This is why we are proud to support Big Y and their Partners of Hope program. Partners of Hope has made a tremendous difference in the lives of the people that live in Big Y communities in New England. We're proud that we can assist Big Y in this great cause."

Since 2013, "Carando Cares" has helped thousands of people throughout New England. Carando has delivered hams to Boston's fire stations, served an Easter dinner to the children at Shriners Hospital for Children-Boston, treated the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine to a baseball game and served Christmas dinners to Springfield firefighters and Barnes Air National Guard Base in Westfield, Mass.

For more information about Carando and "Carando Cares" please visit www.carando.com.

About Carando

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, visit www.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®, Farmland®, Armour®, Cook's®, John Morrell®, Gwaltney®, Nathan's Famous®, Kretschmar®, Margherita®, Curly's®, Carando® and Healthy Ones®. 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.

The photo is also available via AP PhotoExpress.

CONTACT: Breaking Limits
         Brookes Versaggi for Carando
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