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OPC donates $2,500 to New Day Ministries, $2,500 to the Salvation Army to be used to purchase pork.

May 18, 2023

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On behalf of all the state's pork producers, the Ohio Pork Council is again partnering with two community-based nonprofits to further demonstrate how much its members are dedicated to bringing high-quality, nutrient-dense protein to those in need. OPC is donating $2,500 to New Day Ministries and $2,500 to the Salvation Army location, both based in Bucyrus, Ohio to be used to purchase pork. The pork will then be distributed to those in the area who rely on the organization's services to receive much-needed nutritional assistance.

"This donation from the Ohio Pork Council allows us to continue to supply the community and our clients with fresh, nutritious food," said Kaden Thomas, executive director for New Day Ministries in Bucyrus, Ohio. "We strive to provide nutritious food to our community, and this will help us achieve that goal."

"The Salvation Army of Bucyrus is committed to meeting human needs in Bucyrus and all of Crawford County," said Major Debbra Grace, The Salvation Army, Bucyrus Corps. "We have been serving this area for 130 years and will continue to do so with the support of the community, business and organizations such as the Ohio Pork Council and our neighbors, Hord Family Farms. We are privileged to work alongside such caring and giving people to feed those who are struggling with food insecurity."

While giving back to the state's rural and urban communities is a regular part of the OPC's Pork Power initiative, it's even more critical during uncertain economic times that are affecting so many Ohioans.

"It’s just part of our nature as farmers to give back," said Nick Seger, president of the Ohio Pork Council and a producer from Minster, Ohio. "Right now, we know that the need is even greater and we're so pleased to partner with organizations like this that really make a difference by providing high-quality protein to those who would otherwise not have it."

Under the umbrella of the We Care ethical principles, Ohio pork producers are focusing their efforts on producing wholesome, nutritious and affordable pork for consumers every day in a way that is highly sustainable. These core values are highlighted and explained much more here.

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