posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2018
And just like that, day one of Haul Out Hunger is in the books! After unloading 116 cases of pork loins weighing nearly 7,000 pounds in total, it’s safe to say we’re a pretty tired bunch; however, we’re feeling very accomplished and proud to have brought 33,408 servings of pork to the people of Franklin, Butler and Grundy County!
Our final stop of the day was at the Dows Food Pantry, where pantry coordinator, Lisa Stuck, met up with us to help unload 120 pork loins for the close-knit community.
“This pantry is a community effort,” said Lisa. “We are supported by all of the churches in town and if someone sees a community member in need, we reach out and take care of them.”
Located in the United Methodist Church, the Dows Food Pantry serves anywhere from 35-50 families a month, all year long.
“Individuals and families get to “shop” for most products, just like they would at a store,” explained Lisa. “We provide certificates that they can redeem for produce and perishables at the grocery story, but really appreciate donations like this because it just takes one step out of the process, making it easier for our clients to get their hands on a great, healthy product.”
Thank you to everyone that followed along on our journey today! We’re taking a quick break tomorrow to reload our semi up with pork loins, but will be back at it first thing Wednesday morning. Hardin, Marshall, Story, Boone, Greene and Carroll counties: get ready, ‘cause we’re coming for you next!
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Ashley Dyer Heads Hooper Sow Farm Farrowing Department
As the farrowing department head, Ashley and her team of Selene, Vivian, Dolly, David, Zory, Hugo, Alonzo and Yulissa—to name a few—will receive the gestating sows within a day or two of farrowing, make them comfortable, monitor health and feed intake, and then assist with birthing.