Pork donated to Mid-Ohio Foodbank

Mid-Ohio FoodbankJust in time for the Easter holiday, farmers in Ohio have made a big donation to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank.

Over 8,000 pounds of lean ground pork will provide nearly 42,000 meals to hungry families in central and eastern Ohio.

“Recognizing that agriculture is the state’s number one industry, it is important that we continue to collaborate to find ways to connect these fresh, local, nourishing foods to neighbors struggling to make ends meet,” said Matt Habash, president and CEO of Mid-Ohio Foodbank, “With collective action across Ohio’s top industries, we truly have a chance to end hunger.”

Partnering with the Ohio Pork Council in the donation were the Ohio Association of Meat Processors, Ohio Corn Marketing Program and other Ohio businesses.

“Ohio farmers, though the support of the Ohio Pork Council and partnering organizations, are proud to work with Congresswoman Beatty and Mid-Ohio Foodbank to help provide valuable, much-needed, protein to our neighbors in need,” said Jim Heimerl, OPC representative and Johnstown, OH farmer.

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