Carando, the artisans of Classic Italian Meats, has teamed up with Bashas' to donate $1,000 and 160 Spiral Sliced Hams as part of the annual Turkey Tuesday campaign in Phoenix, AZ.

Carando Regional Sales Manager Ray Hall presented the $1,000 check and a pallet of 160 hams, weighing nearly 2,000 pounds, to Rob Johnson from Bashas' and Todd Cooley from The Society of St. Vincent de Paul. This is the first time hams have been a part of the Turkey Tuesday campaign.

"Turkey Tuesday is the type of event that makes a substantial and lasting impact on the local communities here in Phoenix and the surrounding areas," said Dan Incaudo, Carando general manager. "We, at Carando, are extremely humbled to be able to help so many families in need by providing 160 hams and financial support to such an incredible cause."  

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Turkey Tuesday is the largest one-day turkey drive in the nation. It has become a Thanksgiving tradition for many Arizona families, schools and businesses.

The donation was made as part of the Carando Cares program, an ongoing campaign established in 2013 to support organizations making a positive difference in local communities. Carando Careshas has already made more than $250,000 in monetary and in-kind donations since the program's inception.

For more information about Carando Cares, please visit www.carando.com. Carando is a brand of Smithfield Foods.