Ohio pork farmers, through the Ohio Pork Council’s (OPC) Pork Power program, have partnered with generous supporters, including the Ohio Corn & Wheat, to provide the Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank and Central College Presbyterian Church Food Pantry with a combined 20,300 pounds of lean ground pork. The protein-packed donation will provide roughly 100,00 meals to those in need.
“Food is a basic need that should be readily available to all Ohioans, especially in a state where agriculture is a leading industry,” said Brad Heimerl, Heimerl Family Farms. “It is a pleasure to work alongside fellow pork farmers, and members of the Ohio Corn & Wheat, who share the commitment and compassion to serving their communities each year through OPC’s Pork Power program.”
Since the program’s inception, more than 1.6 million fresh, wholesome meals have been donated to local foodbanks in Ohio.
“Ohio Corn & Wheat is pleased to join with the Ohio Pork Council to demonstrate that Ohio farmers are committed to feeding the world, including Ohioans who need may need assistance,” said Tadd Nicholson, Executive Director of Ohio Corn & Wheat.