Indiana pork donates to the hungry

13-08-2009 | |

Indiana Pork, in partnership with Feeding Indiana’s Hungry have started a 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.

At the Indiana Pork Ham Breakfast, held on the opening day of the State Fair, Indiana Pork President Randy Curless presented the first $10,000 check to Feeding Indiana’s Hungry President John Etling. Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, Lieutenant Governor Becky Skillman, Congressman Mike Pence, National Pork Board CEO Chris Novak, and many directors of Indiana’s foodbank networks and 200 other friends of the pork industry were in attendance to witness the launch.

“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.”

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