Creston Area Food Pantry receives pork from AMVC

AMVC donates

posted on Monday, May 11, 2020 in Central Region News

The Creston Area Food Pantry 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 20 percent more families requesting food, as many are jobless, and children are eating more meals at home. AMVC Management Services, a diversified swine management company, who owns and manages Taurus Sow, a sow farm outside of Creston, 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.

Mark O’Riley, food pantry coordinator, has been pleased with the community support and was gracious for the pork donation. The pantry volunteers have adapted and put in more effort to follow the extra public health precautions and meet the increased number of people needing food.

“It’s more work, but that’s why we are here, to serve others. We are just blessed that we can. We really appreciate the donation,” added O’Riley.

The Creston Area Food Pantry is currently serving over 130 families per week.

AMVC’s motto is doing the right thing every day and only fitting for the company to fill the pantry’s freezer with pork. “As pig farmers, it’s second nature to do what we can to support the community and provide nutritious pork for the dinner tables of those in need,” commented Alicia Humphrey, AMVC public relations coordinator.

Last week, three food pantries in southwest Iowa received a ground pork donation from AMVC.

AMVC is headquartered in Audubon, Iowa, and has a swine management presence in ten states by providing swine husbandry, veterinary, nutritional and employee services.



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