A quick hop, skip and a jump away led us to Osage to meet up with our friend Leo Chisholm, who has had an unbelievable 33 years with the Mitchell County Food Bank.
Annually, the food bank assists 2,650 people throughout Mitchell County and has served more than one million meals to local families in need. The food bank does not have on-site freezer storage so Leo relies on the local Payless grocery store to not only store the loins, but to take it one step further and slice them in half to ensure that as many families as possible receive a loin.
"We'll make this meat last until Christmas," said Leo, who explains that this is typically the only meat donation that the food bank receives. "We look forward to the Iowa Select Farms semi coming to town every summer because we know what it means -- more delicious pork is on the way!"