Second Load of Pigs Donated for "Pass the Pork"
It was a busy morning for employee CDL driver, Eric Pryor, who helped donate another load of Iowa Select Farms' pigs for "Pass The Pork", an initiative that helps Iowa pig farmers donate meat to food bank feeding programs.
Eric, who has worked at Iowa Select Farms for 22 years, hit the road at 12:00 AM to ensure the pigs arrived safely and on time at WG Provisions in Sidney, Iowa. He was greeted by plant superintendent, Jeremy Wake.
"I love my job and take a lot of pride in helping feed people," Wake said. "This is the fifth load of pigs we've received for 'Pass the Pork' and I think it's great that we're now expanding our reach to work with farmers to help feed Iowans in need."
"Pass the Pork" is an initiative of Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg and Iowa Agriculture Secretary Mike Naig.
“From family farms to the family’s dinner table, our entire food supply chain has been impacted by COVID-19,” said Gov. Reynolds. “‘Pass the Pork’ is an innovative partnership to put Iowa pork on the tables of families in need of food security while creating a new destination for pork which might otherwise go to waste. I’m grateful to Iowa’s pork producers, processors and others for stepping up to make this possible.”