posted on Monday, May 11, 2020 in Central Region News
New Opportunities received a ground pork donation from AMVC Management Services. The meat will be distributed to area residents.
Within the last month, the pantry has seen an increase of 50 percent more families requesting food, as many are jobless, and children are eating more meals at home. AMVC Management Services 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.
New Opportunities Audubon County Family Development Center received over 125 pounds of ground pork from AMVC this week. "Meat is an expensive item to purchase, so having this pork in their monthly pantry will make a big difference," added Ashley Schmidt, New Opportunities Coordinator.
Today, the pantry is serving 30 households per month compared to serving 15 families every other month. “Our pantry relies on donations like this. It makes such a difference for our families we serve,” said Schmidt.
AMVC is proud to provide ground pork to the pantry. “As pig farmers, it’s our second nature to do what we can to support the community and to help get nutritious pork on the dinner table for those in need. We strive to live out our motto of doing the right thing every day, and as pork producers it’s only fitting to fill the pantry’s freezer with pork,” commented Alicia Humphrey, AMVC public relations coordinator.
Last week, three food pantries in southwest Iowa received a ground pork donation from AMVC.