MEAT the Need Campaign


Stress and uncertainty in households across the U.S. due to Covid-19 has caused visitor numbers at local food shelves to rise. In an effort to supply food shelves with a protein source, PIPESTONE started the MEAT the Need campaign. PIPESTONE contributed $100,000 and in just one week raised an additional $265,000.

“Caring is one of our core values,” stated Dr. Luke Minion, CEO of Pipestone. “Even though these are stressful times for pig farmers, we still feel a responsibility to help those in need where we can.” He added a special thanks to all of the vendors, partners, employees of Pipestone, and pig farmers for their contributions to MEAT the Need.

MEAT the NEED will take place over the next 90 days, providing around 600,000 pork meals to those in need. The funds will be distributed in communities where PIPESTONE employees and farmers live and work, and larger communities in need. Communities to receive distributions at this time are:
Sioux Falls, SD Independence, IA
Fremont, NE Pipestone, MN
Ottumwa, IA Sycamore, IL
Rensselaer, IN Orange City, IA

On May 12th, PIPESTONE team members volunteered at the Feeding South Dakota mobile distribution in Sioux Falls, SD. “Feeding South Dakota is so incredibly grateful for our partnership with PIPESTONE. So many families in our communities will benefit from this amazing gift of pork protein,” said Matt Gassen, CEO, Feeding South Dakota.

Thank you to our platinum sponsors: PIPESTONE, PIC, Boehringer-Ingelheim, AB Vista, Bill Barr, Alltech, First Bank & Trust, and Spronk Brothers.

Other contributions provided by: ADM, Ani-Tek, Kemin, SAM Nutrition, Hamlet, DSM, Eide Bailey, First Choice, Chr. Hansen, KSI, Kerry, Biomatrix, Pipestone employees and customers.

PIPESTONE has been serving their mission of Helping Farmers Today Create the Farms of Tomorrow since 1942. PIPESTONE helps pig farmers by providing resources and expertise in pig health, nutrition, management, marketing, and business services. For more information, visit


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