AMVC Crawfordsville celebrates National Pork Month

posted on Monday, October 19, 2015 in East Region News

AMVC Crawfordsville celebrates National Pork Month

Crawfordsville, Indiana,- October 16, 2015- October is National Pork Month, and AMVC Crawfordsville, a local sow farm, celebrated the occasion by providing those in need with pork. Recently, Grace and Mercy Ministries Inc. received 50 pounds of pork from AMVC Crawfordsville to fill their freezer and distribute to the community.

“As pig farmers, we live and work in this community and we truly care about giving back. By providing meat to those in need, it is a small way that we can showcase our industry, said Mike Davis, barn manager at AMVC Crawfordsville.

The pig was donated by AMVC Crawfordsville and Paxton Custom Meats in Clinton donated the processing.

Grace and Mercy Ministries depends on community donations as their funds have been limited. The pantry has been serving those in need for 35 years.

“We were thrilled with the donation from AMVC. The pork will be distributed the next time we are open and we know it will go rather quickly,” said Bob Miller of Grace and Mercy Ministries.

Grace and Mercy Ministries along with the help of their local Walmart and Food Finders Food Bank in Lafayette is responsible for feeding 450 Montgomery County families per week. The food pantry is open every Wednesday and Friday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

AMVC Crawfordsville is a 10,000 head breed to wean sow farm that employs 30 people. AMVC is headquartered in Audubon, Iowa, and has a management presence in eight states.