Seaboard Foods, in partnership with the Oklahoma Pork Council and the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, has donated 1,000 pounds of ham to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma to raise awareness of Hunger Action Month.
"With pig farms and a pork processing plant in Oklahoma, we're glad to partner with the Oklahoma Pork Council to donate hams to the Regional Food Bank for Hunger Action Month," said Peter Brown, Seaboard Foods chief executive officer. "We're hopeful these hams will provide a good source of protein for our Oklahoma neighbors facing food insecurity."
Hunger Action Month is held each September as members of the Feeding America network of food banks across the country mobilize the public to take action on the issue of hunger. The campaign brings attention to the reality of food insecurity in the United States and promotes ways for people to get involved in the movement to help end hunger.
"The agricultural community is no stranger to the toll rising food costs can take on individuals and families," said Blayne Arthur, Oklahoma Secretary of Agriculture. "The generous donation made by Seaboard Foods will allow many Oklahoma families facing food insecurity to keep nutritious protein on their tables. I commend Seaboard Foods for their generosity and continued dedication to providing Oklahoma and the rest of the world with a delicious and healthy protein."
The donation will be made available to the Regional Food Bank's network of partners in 53 counties across central and western Oklahoma.
"We are so grateful to have the support of pork farmers and producers across central and western Oklahoma," said Stacy Dykstra, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank. "This donation will help provide much needed protein to Oklahoma families living with hunger."
Oklahoma Pork Council Executive Director Kylee Deniz said Oklahoma pork producers care first about their communities and the need to address food insecurity in our state.
"We appreciate the collaboration between the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, Seaboard Foods and the Regional Food Bank to offer a premium protein source to Oklahomans during Hunger Action Month," Deniz said.
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