The J. M. Smucker Company Commits $200,000 In Funding To Help Feeding America And United Way Following Government Shutdown

Jan. 29, 2019

ORRVILLE, Ohio, Jan. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Saying "thank you for a job well done" has been a core part of The J. M. Smucker Company's (NYSE: SJM) culture for several decades. Today, those words took a different form as the Company announced a commitment of $200,000 to assist Feeding America® and United Way Worldwide in their recovery from providing unplanned aid to those impacted by the government shutdown.

Due to the strain organizations like Feeding America and United Way Worldwide experience because of these efforts, normal day-to-day operations are in danger of being negatively affected. This donation is intended to help them further their important work with minimal disruption, while continuing to support impacted workers. 

"Saying 'thank you for a job well done' is part of our DNA," said Jill Penrose, Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Corporate Communications for The J. M. Smucker Company. "We were touched by the support Feeding America, United Way, and several local organizations demonstrated to help those impacted by the government shutdown, and this support for our longtime partners is our way of saying thank you."

Smucker also pledged significant product donations from its portfolio of consumer food, coffee, and pet food brands to local organizations nationwide that conducted programs to support affected workers and now need their pantries replenished.

About The J. M. Smucker Company

For more than 120 years, The J. M. Smucker Company has brought families together to share memorable meals and moments. Guided by a vision to engage, delight, and inspire consumers through trusted food and beverage brands that bring joy throughout their lives, Smucker has grown to be a well-respected North American marketer and manufacturer with a balanced portfolio of leading and emerging, on-trend brands. In consumer foods and beverages, its brands include Smucker's®Folgers®Jif®Dunkin' Donuts®Crisco®Café Bustelo®R.W. Knudsen Family®Sahale Snacks®, Smucker's® Uncrustables®Robin Hood®, and Bick's®. In pet food and pet snacks, its brands include Rachael Ray®Nutrish®, Meow Mix®, Milk-Bone®, Kibbles 'n Bits®, Natural Balance®and Nature's Recipe®. The Company remains rooted in the Basic Beliefs of Quality, People, Ethics, Growth, and Independence established by its founder and namesake more than a century ago. For more information about our Company, visit

The J. M. Smucker Company is the owner of all trademarks referenced herein, except for the following, which are used under license: Dunkin' Donuts® is a registered trademark of DD IP Holder LLC, and Rachael Ray® is a registered trademark of Ray Marks Co. LLC.  

Dunkin' Donuts® brand is licensed to The J. M. Smucker Company for packaged coffee products sold in retail channels such as grocery stores, mass merchandisers, club stores, and drug stores. This information does not pertain to Dunkin' Donuts® coffee or other products for sale in Dunkin' Donuts® restaurants.


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