posted on Thursday, May 7, 2020 in Central Region News
This week, AMVC Management Services donated ground pork to the MATURA Ringgold Center Outreach Center to fill the pantry’s freezer and be distributed to area residents in their monthly food box.
Within the last month, the pantry has seen an increase of 25 more families requesting a food box, as many are jobless, and their children are eating more meals at home. AMVC Management Services, who owns and manages Aries Sow, a sow farm outside of Mount Ayr, donated 125 pounds of ground pork, or 500 servings of pork to the pantry. The frozen ground pork was delivered in 1-pound packages and accompanied with easy recipes for families.
Joana Putvain, MATURA pantry director, was gracious for the donation and shared the pantry has had a hard time sourcing quality meat and are running out. “It’s getting worse and we need more. This is greatly appreciated,” she added.
Meat is an expensive item and is highly desired by families need. In addition, the pantry increased its frequency of serving families with a food box from every three months to every month. The pantry is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Giving back to the community is important to AMVC and its employees. “There’s definitely a need here. I am blessed to be a part of this donation on behalf of AMVC and get nutritious pork on the dinner plates of those utilizing the food pantry,” said Joe Clemens, AMVC sow farm manager at Aries Sow.
This week, three food pantries in southwest Iowa received ground pork donations from AMVC.
AMVC, a diversified swine management company based in Audubon, Iowa, has a swine management presence in ten states by providing swine husbandry, veterinary, nutritional and employee services.