Over the holiday season, Christensen Farms, one of the largest family-owned pork producers in the country, is donating a total of $15,000 to food banks across the Midwest. The organization is collaborating with local food banks in 16 communities in which it operates, to provide pork certificates to those in need.
"At Christensen Farms, we are proud to serve the noble purpose of providing safe, nutritious pork to families across the country," says Amber Portner, Christensen Farms communications manager. "It is our hope that this donation will help provide families in the communities we operate, a delicious pork meal this holiday season."
The following communities and food banks received pork vouchers from Christensen Farms this holiday season: Sleepy Eye Area Food Shelf, Sleepy Eye, Minn.; New Ulm Area Emergency Food Shelf, New Ulm, Minn.; Springfield Area Food Shelf, Springfield, Minn.; We Care Project Food Shelf, Morgan, Minn.; Kitchen Table-Marshall Food Shelf, Marshall, Minn.; Redwood Area Food Shelf, Redwood Falls, Minn.; Manna Food Pantry, Worthington, Minn.; Neighborhood Food Bank, Forest City, Iowa; Emmet County Food Pantry, Estherville, Iowa; Franklin County Community Food Pantry, Hampton, Iowa; Charleston Food Pantry, Charleston, Ill.; Central Northeast Community Food Bank, O’Neill, Neb.; Northeast Nebraska Action Partnership – Creighton Family Services, Creighton, Neb.; Safe Harbor, Aberdeen, S.D.; Tri-County Good Samaritan Center, Redfield, S.D.; and Pierre Food Pantry, Pierre, S.D.