June 27, 2022

Pork donated to food bank

MOROCCO, Ind. — Indiana Pork Young Professionals Conference attendees donated 200 pounds of ground pork to Newton County Food Pantry.

The donation will help provide 800 meals to the community amid increased food prices.

“The donation of pork is going to be such a huge help to the people we serve,” said Holly Porter, executive director of Newton County Community Services.

“The majority of our clients are seniors and families, many living on fixed incomes. These families rely on food pantries like ours to feed their families, especially with the rising costs of pork and other meats and foods.”

The students also volunteered their time to restock and organize the pantry’s storage room, as well as pack boxes for the staff to pass out throughout the upcoming week.

“Families are having a difficult time purchasing food,” Porter told the group. “The donation of the pork will be going to families who desperately need it.”

Erica Quinlan

Erica Quinlan

Field Editor