'Pork Power' Program Exceeds Expectations

US - The Illinois Pork Producers Association "Pork Power" program has exceeded its goals, with 102,562 pounds of pork donated to Illinois food pantries.
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This program, sponsored by the Illinois Corn Marketing Board (ICMB), the Illinois Soybean Association, the Illinois Association of Meat Processors (IAMP) and the Central Illinois Food Bank (CIFB), sought to provide 100,000 pounds of protein for needy families within our state. The final donation of pork that pushed "Pork Power" beyond their goal, was a donation of 25,050 pounds of bacon from Farmland.

"This was an excellent program created by the Illinois Pork Producers Association to help feed the hungry in Illinois. The Illinois Corn Marketing Board was excited to join together with the other associations for this effort. We believe that this is a perfect example of the good that can come when we all work together," said Donna Jeschke, ICMB Chairperson.

The sponsors of the program have thanked Farmland for their very generous donation and also the Illinois Pork Producers Association for their efforts coordinating the program and the donation of several thousand pounds of pork from their membership.

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