Sleepy Eye, Minn. – Recently, representatives of Christensen Farms donated 200 pounds of ground pork to the Food Bank of Iowa. The Food Bank of Iowa’s mission is to provide food for Iowa children, families, and seniors to lead full and active lives, strengthening the communities where they live. Serving 55 of Iowa’s 99 counties, the Food Bank of Iowa distributed 9,281,828 meals last year.
“At Christensen Farms, we are proud to serve the noble purpose of providing safe, nutritious pork to families across the country,” said Amber Portner, Christensen Farms Communications Manager. “For many families in the Midwest and throughout the country, putting food on the table can be a daily challenge, and providing a key source of protein is not just a daily luxury, it is essential.”
While the delivery was delayed due local processing capacity and access, the donation follows Christensen Farms’ call to action of Iowa State Fair fairgoers at the 2021 event, with the organization committing to donating one pound of pork for every question asked related to pigs, pork or pig farming.
“This was Christensen Farms’ first year with a designated space on the Grand Concourse at the Iowa State Fair offering us the opportunity to engage in meaningful activities and conversations with fairgoers,” Portner shared. “We are excited to come back for years to come committing and striving to grow the total amount of pork we donate to the Food Bank of Iowa through the help of our fellow Iowans.”
Christensen Farms is committed to ending food insecurity within the states and communities their team members and operations reside through annual pork donations to over 15 food banks, two times per year.