Giving back to the community with hams

posted on Thursday, December 22, 2016 in Central Region News

Christmas is the season of giving. This holiday season, pig farmers across the nation are doing just that by participating in the Hams Across America campaign by donating pork products to community organizations and individuals as a way of paying it forward.

Alicia Humphrey, an AMVC employee involved in the swine industry, coordinated a donation to the fire department through the Pork Checkoff. Three hams were donated to the Audubon Volunteer Fire Department as a way of saying thank you to the crew for continually stepping up and giving their time to the community.

“Our community wouldn’t be as strong as it is without this crew. I’m thankful knowing these dedicated volunteer firefighters are trained and ready to take action when the need arises no matter the time of day or circumstance. I am so proud to be involved in the swine industry and to be given this opportunity to show gratitude to this worthy group,” said Humphrey.

The Audubon Volunteer Fire Department was appreciative of the donation and will put the hams to good use to feed the crew.