MINNESOTA PIG FARMERS TO DONATE 6,000 POUNDS OF GROUND PORK TO SECOND HARVEST HEARTLAND

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What               This summer, the Minnesota Pork Board attended community events throughout the Twin Cities, connecting consumers with Minnesota pig farmers as part of the Oink Outings program. Every question a consumer asked at Oink Outing events equated to a pound of ground pork donated. The Minnesota Pork Board is proud to announce a donation of 6,000 pounds of ground pork to Second Harvest Heartland – enough pork to feed 24,000 people.

                       The donation will be presented by Minnesota Pork Board leadership to Second Harvest Heartland. Second Harvest Heartland works in close partnership with a network of 360 food shelves and nearly 1,000 partner programs across Minnesota and western Wisconsin who will distribute the pork to families facing hunger. Following the donation, Minnesota Pork Board, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, and Second Harvest Heartland representatives (listed below) will be available for interview.

Who               Commissioner or Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Agriculture

                       Allison O’Toole, chief executive officer, Second Harvest Heartland

                       Dave Preisler, chief executive officer, Minnesota Pork Producers Association

                       Brad Hennen, president, Minnesota Pork Board
Heidi Hoffman, past summer intern and Oink Outing volunteer

 

When             Thursday, November 11, 2021
                          11:45 a.m. presentation of Minnesota Pork Board donation

 

Where            Second Harvest Heartland

                       7101 Winnetka Ave. N., Brooklyn Park, MN 55428

 

Visuals           The 6,000 pounds of ground pork to be donated to Second Harvest Heartland.

Minnesota Pork Board, Second Harvest Heartland and Minnesota Department of Agriculture representatives presenting pork donation that will help Minnesota families.

Contact           Katelyn Gradert

                        katelyn@mnpork.com

                        (507) 345-8814

Samantha Solberg
ssolberg@2harvest.org
(605) 261-1138