Farmers Union donates 180,000 pounds of pork to pantries

The 35,000-pound shipment of pork was received by Wisconsin Farmers Union Rural Organizer Hayden Cohan, right, and Second Harvest Foodbank Director of Marketing & Communications Kristopher Tazelaar. PHOTO: Farmers Union

Farmers Union Enterprises has teamed up with state Farmers Unions and food banks in five states to donate 180,000 pounds of pork.  The pork is going to food banks in Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Thirty-five thousand pounds of pork was delivered to Second Harvest Foodbank in Madison, Wisconsin Tuesday.  Dairy farmer and Wisconsin Farmers Union President Darin Von Ruden says their farmer members are hard at work each day producing food that we want to be sure is reaching those who need it most.

The donated pork came from Farmers Union-owned Redwood Farms in Estherville, Iowa, which supplies premium pork products to high-end restaurants in New York, Chicago, and other cities across the U.S.

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