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Smithfield Foods Donates $50,000 to Crete TeamMates

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Crete’s Smithfield plant has partnered with TeamMates by donating $50,000 to the program, their seventh consecutive year of support.  TeamMates and Crete School representatives were present to celebrate this partnership, along with welcoming six new mentors into the program.   


“Smithfield is proud of its community involvement and honored to be able to support the TeamMates Mentoring Program.” Doremus said.    


“Financial support and volunteer mentors are the backbone of this program.  We are blessed to see the great results of everyone working together for the students.” White said.  “With the addition of these mentors, we will have over 80 awesome mentees and mentors we have the privilege of serving. 
Thank you to Smithfield for giving back to our community and our kids.”













Back row:  TM Program Director Zoe White, Smithfield HR Manager Steve Schmidt, CPS Superintendent Mike Waters, Smithfield Assistant General Manager Jerry Hemenway, Smithfield Food Safety Manger Marci Robinson, TM Board President Dave Bauer.


Front row:  Smithfield Asst. HR Manger Danielle Pendleton, Smithfield Admin. Asst. Kayla Baumfalk, Smithfield Safety Manager Pam Thompson, CHS TM Coordinator Wendy Byh-Jongejan, and Smithfield General Manager Paul Doremus.