Ohio pig farmers donate 34K servings of pork to local food banks

NEW ALBANY, OH – Ohio Pork Council’s members, made up of pig farmers across the state of Ohio, are pleased to continue their support of the Mid-Ohio Food Collective, located in Grove City, Ohio. The protein-packed donation from the Ohio Pork Council will provide over 6,400 pounds of ground pork to those in need.

On Tuesday, April 26, as part of Ohio Pork Council’s annual Pork Power program, Ohio pig farmers donated $18,000 to the Mid-Ohio Food Collective, that was then used to purchase 270 cases of ground pork. This donation will help to benefit those in need in the central Ohio community.

“Being an Ohio pork producer, means producing a safe and wholesome product, while taking care of the animals and the environment, all while making it a priority to give back to the community around you,” said Ohio Pork Council board member, Brad Heimerl.

The Mid-Ohio Food Collective solicits, collects, and stores donations from all segments of the food industry, and collects monetary donations for the purchase of food products. The organization serves 20 counties covering nearly 10,000 square miles, while providing 170,000 meals each day for hungry people in central and eastern Ohio.

About The Ohio Pork Council

The Ohio Pork Council was established in 1968, beginning with nearly 800 pig farmers dedicated to the task of promoting their own product. Currently, OPC has approximately 2,500 members. Their mission is to serve and benefit all Ohio pork producers. To learn more about the Ohio Pork Council, visit www.OhioPork.org or call 614-882-5887.

For more information, contact Ohio Pork Council Executive Vice President Cheryl Day at 614-882-5887 or [email protected].