Haul Out Hunger— Emmett County
“Meat is something we don’t ever receive as a donation,” explained Jessica Gosch of Upper Des Moines Opportunity (UDMO) in Emmett County. “We usually have to purchase out of pocket, which can get really expensive, really fast.”
Located in Estherville, UDMO provides a variety of services including a food pantry, energy assistance, chore services for the elderly, budget counseling, baby supplies, among many others. In total, there are 12 counties with UDMO locations, the majority of which are located in Northwest Iowa.
“We are dedicated to building stronger communities,” said Jessica. “We continue to evolve and grow in order to serve as best as we can. We’re very grateful for this donation because it will help us feed families at times when they need it most.”
On today’s visit, our Haul Out Hunger crew unloaded 240 pork loins at UDMO in Estherville. Those loins will provide approximately 4,320 servings of nutritious pork for families in need.
“With the rising cost of groceries, this helps our clients stretch their food money,” continued Jessica. “They’ll slice it up into chops, throw it in a crockpot or roast it. Either way, they’re able to stretch this large loin into multiple meals, which is exciting.”