Haul Out Hunger: Clearfield

posted on Sunday, July 1, 2018

“We are a proud farming community and pork is important for our family’s needs,” said Leann Baker of the Clearfield Community Food Pantry. “Grocery prices have increased and this donation is a blessing. We wouldn’t be able to afford it otherwise.”

Four times a year, the Clearfield Food Pantry serves 15-20 families in their community.

“We feel blessed to be able to help those that need it most,” explained Leann. “We have some longtime volunteers that believe in what we do. We know that we’re truly helping people and making a positive difference in their lives.”

On our visit with Leann today, our Haul Out Hunger crew swiftly unloaded 5 cases of loins, which equates to 60 pork loins for the community of Diagonal. Each pork loin weighs anywhere from 4.5 to 5.5 pounds and yields 24, 3-ounce servings of pork.

“If families come to the pantry they can choose the food items they want, and if pork loins are available they always want one,” chuckled Leann. “But we also offer home delivery services for our clients that can’t make it in. Our volunteers make it all possible.”

In addition to Leann, the pantry relies on 8 volunteers as needed, plus additional people to help with occasional home deliveries.

“We are just so, so grateful for the support our local pantry receives,” continued Leann. “We feel so blessed and appreciate these pork loins. They are such a gift!”