Aplington-Parkersburg Food Pantry— Haul Out Hunger
“It is very costly for our clients to purchase protein,” said Megan Kalkwarf, co-director at the the Aplington-Parkersburg Food Pantry. “And this pork is not only nutritious, but it’s delicious. To say we’re grateful for this donation is an understatement.”
On today’s visit to Parkersburg, Haul Out Hunger unloaded 12 cases and 144 pork loins for local families in need. A Henry’s Heroes care package was also delivered with diapers, wipes, formula and other childhood necessities.
“We’re always amazed at how many meals one pork loin can provide,” said Megan. “Our clients look forward to these loins every summer. It’s a special treat for them that they otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford.”
In addition to Megan, the AP Food Pantry relies on 25-30 volunteers who help with setup, distribution, unloading of items, stocking shelves and assisting clients.
“Six to eight of those volunteers help in every aspect of the pantry,” explained Megan. “They are retired individuals who love to serve people and we are so grateful for their help. We couldn’t do it without them.”
Currently, the AP Food Pantry serves more than 100 families. According to Megan, the end of the month is always tougher on families, so the 144 pork loins (enough to provide 2,592 servings) donated today will be distributed soon.