Haul Out Hunger Visits Forest City
This year, Haul Out Hunger delivered 12 cases of pork loins for the community of Forest City. In total, the loins will yield 2,592 servings of protein-packed pork for area families in need.
Our visit included two stops: one at the Neighborhood Food Pantry and a second (but our first time there!) at the Immanuel Lutheran Church.
"We serve a weekly meal for the community, free of charge," explained Jaci Thorsen, longtime secretary at Immanuel Lutheran. "We see a lot of families with children come through, working adults, it really varies. Hunger doesn't discriminate."
In addition to weekly meals, the church collects donations for families in a food cart. Donations are distributed to individuals and families in-need during the community meal.
"Most of our donations come from within the church so this is a very big blessing for us," continued Jaci. "We normally prepare soups, pastas and casseroles, but now we have the supplies for several hearty, pork-centered meals."