Lord's Cupboard, Alta— Haul Out Hunger
“We are so proud of this pantry and how much we’ve built it up over the years,” said Sue Geyer, director of the Lord’s Cupboard. “We serve between 55-60 households and they can come numerous times throughout the year.”
Since 1979, the Lord’s Cupboard has been serving families in Alta and surrounding communities through donations of food, household items, personal hygiene products, diapers and more.
“We try to keep our shelves stocked as much as possible and freezers too, but that’s a little more difficult,” chuckled Sue. “We believe it’s important to have items other than food because it allows families to spend their money on food rather than things around the house, like toilet paper.”
In addition to 48 pork loins, the Lord’s Cupboard received a Henry’s Heroes box that was filled to the brim with diapers, toothbrushes, ice packs, personal hygiene products and other essential childhood items.
“I can’t believe we’re getting pork loins and diapers,” exclaimed Sue. “These are two very expensive products, things that a family struggling to get by could not afford. People know food is an issue, but forget about essential items that are in this box. It’s such a great addition to this donation.”
An effort of the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation and Iowa Select farms, Haul Out Hunger is a six-day effort to deliver 31 tons of pork to food-assistance organizations across the state. To date, we’ve traveled 1,873 miles and donated 46,980 pounds of pork to 90 food pantries, banks, schools and churches.
The 48 pork loins donated in Alta today will provide 864 servings of pork for local families in-need.
“I think it’s easy for hunger to go overlooked in a community because people always think, ‘oh that will never happen to me’, but then they fall on hard times and all of a sudden find themselves needing a helping hand,” said Sue. “We are proud to be that hand and are so grateful for companies like Iowa Select Farms that enable us to do so.”