As members of the Ohio Pork Council (OPC), Ohio pork farmers are pleased to support the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. This year, Ohio pork farmers are donating 1,400 hams to benefit the Cleveland community. The protein-packed donation from the Ohio Pork Council will provide over 5,600 meals to those in need in the Greater Cleveland area.
“Ohio’s pork farmers are extremely dedicated to their communities and the well-being of the people within them, which is why OPC strives to make a difference in the community each year through the Pork Power program,” said Dave Shoup, Ohio Pork Council President. “In a state that is so agriculturally-dependent, it is important that farmers like me are willing to give the fruit of our labor to those in need.”
During spring 2019, Ohio pork farmers donated nearly 5,600 meals to Cleveland families through OPC’s annual Pork Power program. Since the program’s inception, more than 1.6 million fresh, wholesome meals have been donated to local foodbanks in Ohio.
“We’re grateful to the Ohio Pork Council to provide this much needed protein that will help meet the needs of many hungry people in the Greater Cleveland community,” said Karen Pozna, Director of Communications for the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. “Thank you for your continued commitment to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank and feeding hungry people in Northeast Ohio. I know our partner agencies will be so happy to receive this nutritious product!”