Indiana Pork, in partnership with Feeding Indiana’s Hungry, Inc. and the Indiana Soybean Alliance, founded an ongoing campaign for Indiana pork producers and industry leaders to donate pork products to Hoosiers experiencing hunger. The lofty goal of the campaign is to provide one million meals per year, throughout the year, to those in need. These pork meals are distributed statewide through the eleven food bank members of Feeding Indiana’s Hungry, Inc., Indiana’s statewide network of food banks.
The nutritious pork comes in the form of two pound packages of ground pork, which can be substituted for any other ground meat when cooking. Recipes can be found at http://www.theotherwhitemeat.com/Recipes.aspx
“Pork producers have always had a generous heart,” said Indiana Pork President Randy Curless. “While local donations of pork products have been in place for decades, this is the first time the Indiana pork industry is tackling the problem of hunger on a coordinated statewide basis.”
“We are thankful for the generous contribution of time, energy, and Hoosier raised pork to help us fulfill our mission of providing Hoosiers experiencing hunger with healthy, locally raised products.” said John Etling, President of the Board of Feeding Indiana’s Hungry, Inc. “Nearly 600,000 Hoosiers experience hunger, with 190,000 of those being children. Adding more healthy choices like protein-filled pork to what is available to those in need only adds to the nutritional value and quality food choices for our clients.”
To contribute to the Million Meals program, send donations made out to:
“Million Meals Program”
c/o Feeding Indiana’s Hungry, Inc.
5722-A West 74th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46278
or donate online, noting “Million Meals” in the comment box:
For more information on the Million Meals program, contact Emily Weikert Bryant at (317) 396-9355 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in obtaining product for your hunger relief agency, please contact your local food bank for availability.