Source: Ohio’s Country Journal
Ohio farmers, through the Ohio Pork Council (OPC), have partnered with generous supporters such as the Ohio Association of Meat Processors, Ohio Corn Marketing Program and many other Ohio businesses to support Mid-Ohio Foodbank with a donation of 8,322 pounds of lean ground pork. The protein-packed donation will provide nearly 42,000 meals to hungry families in central and eastern Ohio just in time for the Easter holiday.
“Recognizing that agriculture is the state’s number one industry, it is important that we continue to collaborate to find ways to connect these fresh, local, nourishing foods to neighbors struggling to make ends meet,” said Matt Habash, president and CEO of Mid-Ohio Foodbank, “With collective action across Ohio’s top industries, we truly have a chance to end hunger.”
Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (D), Ohio farmer Jim Heimerl and Foodbank President Matt Habash were present to show appreciation for the donation and discuss how the product will impact local families.
Ohio pig farmers are committed to supporting those in need within their communities, having donated more than 1 million meals of nutritious pork to Ohio’s food banks since 2009.
“Ohio farmers, though the support of the Ohio Pork Council and partnering organizations, are proud to work with Congresswoman Beatty and Mid-Ohio Foodbank to help provide valuable, much-needed, protein to our neighbors in need,” said Jim Heimerl, OPC representative.