Haul Out Hunger— New Opportunities, Calhoun County
“We provide a variety of resources for the community including energy assistance, a clothes closet and of course, a food pantry,” said Heidi Billmeier of New Opportunities in Calhoun County. “We rely on donations from the community and are always so grateful for the support. This donation of pork loins is huge for us.”
Located not too far from the main square in Rockwell City, New Opportunities in Calhoun County serves approximately 250-400 families. Their ultimate goal is to “change peoples' lives” through responsive, supportive, progressive and proactive hands-on case management and support services.
“We’ve never received a large donation of meat like this before,” explained Heidi. “But with the rising cost of groceries, anything helps. Protein-packed products like pork loin and other meat are typically the most expensive, not just for our clients, but for us too. So this donation is definitely extremely helpful for us.”
And speaking of helpful – our Haul Out Hunger crew couldn’t have been more grateful for Heidi and the volunteers at New Opportunities that helped us unload 20 cases of pork loins. Each case contained 12, boneless pork loins that will provide 18-servings of rich, nutrient dense pork.
“With school out for summer and limited access to free or reduced breakfast and lunch programs, children suffer,” said Allyson Ladd of Iowa Select Farms. “Our goal is fill as many freezers as possible across the state with pork loins so that no child or family has to wonder where their next meal is going to come from.”