Illinois Pork, Illinois Corn donate 100,000 pounds of pork in 2019

The Illinois Pork Producers Association and the Illinois Corn Marketing Board combined to donate 100,263 pounds of ground pork to local food banks. More than 53,000 pounds of that came as part of year-end giving in November and December.

“It is a rewarding feeling knowing that we are supplying communities with vital protein that may be hard to come by,” Matt Frizzo, an Illinois Pork Producer Association board director, told National Hog Farmer. “Ranging from the South to the North, Pork Power allows us to give back in big ways.”

The donations were part of the “Pork Power” program which has donated more than 720,000 pounds of pork since 2008.

“IL Corn really enjoys and feels good about our partnership with IPPA on this important program. As farmers, feeding hungry people is a core value and something that everyone on our board feels passionate about,” Roger Sy, ICMB chairman, said. “To be able to work with our fellow pig farmers to feed hungry people and use more pork, benefits everyone. This is a win-win program that we all feel good about.”