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Armour “Great Moms” Campaign Celebrates Cincinnati Teacher

LISLE, Ill., Aug. 23, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Armour, the makers of great and convenient products including frozen meatballs, pepperoni and portable meal kits, honored an unsung hero today. Armour hosted a school assembly at Evanston Academy in Cincinnati, Ohio to honor Laura Marsh as part of their campaign to recognize “Great Moms” across the country.

Armour Surprises Laura Marsh (Center) with $2,500 in FREE Groceries




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Marsh, a single mother, is a kindergarten teacher who is known for going above and beyond to give back to both her own son as well as her students. Marsh makes sure her students’ needs are met both inside and outside the classroom- often spending her own money to ensure that her students have clean clothes, food to eat and coats to keep them warm through the cold winter months. She has also led several fundraisers for technology needs, field trips and school uniforms.

In addition to her work at Evanston Academy and within the Cincinnati community, Marsh has demonstrated how to be a “Great Mom” to her own son, Elijah. Marsh has instilled the same drive and passion she has for serving her students into her son. Marsh and Elijah have an inseparable bond that shows what a “Great Mom” she is. Marsh spends her time with her son traveling and playing sports.

Marsh was celebrated during an assembly at Evanston Academy in front of her family, friends, co-workers and students of Evanston Academy. To recognize Marsh for being a “Great Mom” and community leader, Armour surprised Marsh with $2,500 in free groceries at Kroger.

“Laura Marsh exemplifies the spirit of the Armour ‘Great Moms’ campaign,” said Jennifer Zmrhal, Senior Director, Marketing, Smithfield Foods. “She has not only shown dedication to her school and community, but is also a wonderful mom to her son. We are honored to celebrate and reward her with $2,500 in free groceries at Kroger.”

Armour was pleased to partner with Kroger to recognize and reward Marsh as part of their “Great Moms” campaign.

The campaign is a national program designed to highlight and reward everyday great moms across the country. “Great Moms” often go without praise and Armour is helping to change that by showing its appreciation for these everyday champions.

The campaign includes monthly events through November to surprise and celebrate “Great Moms” across the country for their extraordinary efforts in their communities and at home.

“Being a mom has been one of my strongest identities,” said Marsh. “What Armour is doing to recognize moms is awesome. Most moms go unnoticed, but they are the ones who are making it all happen. I wish we could recognize every mom I know. I’m really thankful they honored me today.”

Armour is currently hosting the “Great Moms” sweepstakes. From now through November 30, look for specially marked Armour products or visit www.armourgreatmoms.com to enter for a chance to win up to $5,000 in free groceries. No purchase is necessary to enter the sweepstakes.

About Armour
With America's favorite frozen meatballs, LunchMakers portable meal kits, and pepperoni products, Armour® is proud to be a trusted brand that provides convenient, delicious and affordable meal options for smart, sensible families since 1867.

About Smithfield Foods
Smithfield Foods is a $14 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®, Nathan's Famous®, Farmland®, Armour®, John Morrell®, Cook's®, Kretschmar®, Gwaltney®, Curly's®, Margherita®, Carando®, Healthy Ones®, Krakus®, Morliny®, and Berlinki®. 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.

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Source:Smithfield Foods