“Our families think this is just the coolest thing ever and we all appreciate it so much,” said Janet Thorson of the Cambridge Food Pantry. "Meat is such a rarity these days and to receive a donation of this quality is just amazing. We're lucky to get sausage, ground beef or chicken. Big pork loins like this don't show up in our pantry too often!"
With the help of four other volunteers, the pantry serves nearly 20 Cambridge-area families in need.
“This was supposed to be a temporary position, yet here I am 20 years later,“ chuckled Janet. “We have some volunteers that have been working right alongside me for the past 15-20 years as well. I couldn’t do this without them.”
Food pantries all over the state of Iowa tend to be at an all-time low over the summer months. In fact, according to the Feeding America, 64% percent of food insecure families find themselves having to choose between buying food and paying for medical expenses. By filling the freezers of food pantries across Iowa, our goal is that they won’t have to choose.
“We are here to serve the people and to make it possible for everyone to eat healthy,” said Janet. “Everyone deserves that opportunity, no matter their level of income.”
We aren’t done yet. We still have more nutrient-rich pork loins to deliver throughout central Iowa. We are off to Huxley! Stay tuned.