IPPA urges consumers, producers to contribute to 'Pork Power'

Funds go toward the cost of processing, storage and delivery to food banks in Illinois.

May 5, 2020

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Illinois Pork Producers Association

During these unprecedented times that COVID-19 has presented us with, Illinois pig farmers are facing an overstock of market-ready animals who were destined for harvest but unable to get there. At the same time, the state is facing an extra need for protein at food banks.

In an effort to help save pigs from going to waste due to COVID-19 and provide much needed protein to food banks across the state of Illinois, the Illinois Pork Producers Association is urging communities to take part in its "Pork Power," a program created in 2008 to feed hungry Illinoisans.

To date, more than 821,000 pounds of pork - amounting to more than 2.7 million servings - has been donated on behalf of this platform.

The program was originally a farmer-facing campaign offering funds to offset the processing cost of donated hogs. Today IPPA is asking that businesses, consumers and farmers alike contribute to the success of this effort.

IPPA is collecting monetary donations that will be used to get pork into the hands of those who need it most. Funds go toward the cost of processing, storage and delivery to food banks in Illinois. Those who donate more than $15 will receive a complimentary t-shirt from IPPA.

To learn more about our efforts, watch this video created to honor the program. To participate, visit the Illinois Pork Power site to make a donation by credit card, or mail a check to the IPPA office with "Pork Power" in the memo line. 

Source: Illinois Pork Producers Association, which is solely responsible for the information provided, and wholly owns the information. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset.

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