180,000lbs of pork donated to regional food banks by farmers unions

Courtesy: North Dakota Farmers Union
Courtesy: North Dakota Farmers Union

(Jamestown, ND) -- Food banks in five states are receiving more than 180,000 pounds of pork following a third annual donation.

The Great Plains Food Bank, North Dakota's only food bank, received 38,000 lbs of pork ribs from the North Dakota Farmers Union and Farmers Union Enterprises. The two organizations have given to food banks across North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconson, and Montana for three years. 

“High quality meat is always among the most requested item by our network of food pantries across the state and to be able to provide to them a donation of 38,000 pounds of pork ribs is amazing, especially this time of year,” said Great Plains Food Bank CEO Melissa Sobolik, “This type of donation is fairly unique to us, and we are thrilled to be able to offer variety to our clients. North Dakota Farmers Union has been a longtime partner in our work, and we thank them for continuing to help us feed those in need.”

The meat comes from Redwood Farms in Estherville, Iowa, which normally supplies pork products to restaurants in Chicago, New York, and other cities across the U.S. You can learn more about the donation by clicking here