NPB and several state pork associations partnered with Farmland, a brand of Smithfield Foods, and country music superstar Luke Bryan’s Farm Tour concert series to donate 210,000 #poundsofpork this fall to food banks.
That’s an estimated total of 1 million servings of pork divided among the following food banks:
- Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana
- Greater Lansing Food Bank (Michigan)
- Second Harvest Ohio
- Second Harvest Heartland (Minnesota)
- Food Bank of Iowa
Food Bank for the Heartland (Nebraska)
Food and nutrition insecurity is at an all-time high, and pork is a nutrient-dense protein that satisfies many tastes and cultural preferences.
As the gap continues to widen between the farm and the fork, there is an opportunity to help share the story of people and practices involved in pig farming today.
“I have so much respect for pig farmers,” said Bryan. “I know how hard they work – from sun-up to sundown to raise our food, and it’s exciting to be a part of a project helping show consumers the real care that happens on pig farms around the country.”