Swine flew ... when somebody threw a packaged ham at an unsuspecting Paula Deen -- and it smacked her right in the face.
According to CBS Atlanta, it all went down earlier today at an event for Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless.
"You know ... sometimes charity really hurts." -- Rocky III.
UPDATE: No need to worry ... we spoke to Paula's rep, who said Paula didn't break any bones or anything and was simply shaken up by the incident.