Ohio hog farmers have been actively involved in the fight against hunger for years, donating more than 750,000 meals of nutritious pork to Ohio foodbanks since 2009. This Easter, the Ohio Pork Producers Council is making it easy for everyone to do their part to make sure that no child, adult or senior in Ohio goes without the basic necessity of food. OPPC would like to celebrate "The Year of the Farmer," along with generous supporters like the Ohio
Corn Marketing Program, Farm Credit Services of Mid-America and many Ohio hog farmers and businesses. OPPC has committed to honoring "The Year of the Farmer" in the state of Ohio. Each time someone visits Ohio's hog farmers on YouTube to watch this fun "Pork from Fork to Farm" video, OPPC and its partners will donate one pound of ground pork to Ohio's foodbanks.
"We can't say enough about what this support means to the hungry people our foodbanks serve," says Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, executive director of the Ohio Association of Foodbanks. "By taking a few moments to view this video, you will be helping us to provide Ohio-raised, Ohio-produced pork to people in need, some of the most protein-packed food we are able to provide all year. Plus, you will be supporting our state's outstanding agriculture industry—the people who work hard to feed all of us, every day."
Thanks to the donations from Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, the Ohio Corn Marketing Program, and many other farmers and businesses, OPPC can provide up to 35,000 pounds of ground pork to foodbanks in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton and Toledo. OPPC is proud to continue its commitment to fighting hunger in Ohio and encourages other agricultural leaders and everyday Ohioans to join them. Take action against hunger with just one click by viewing the video today
The OPPC was established in 1968, beginning with nearly 800 pork producers dedicated to the task of promoting their own product. Currently, the Council has approximately 2,500 members. OPPC's mission is to serve and benefit members, regardless of size, in the areas of member service, legislative and environmental issues, consumer and producer education and market development. To learn more about the OPPC, visit www.ohiopork.org or call 800-320-7991.
The Ohio Association of Foodbanks is Ohio's largest charitable response to hunger, representing Ohio's 12 Feeding America foodbanks and 3,300 member charities including food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters. In SFY 2012, the association and its member foodbanks were able to acquire and distribute over 164 million pounds of food and grocery items. Follow the association on Twitter, stay connected on Facebook and visit them on the web at www.ohiofoodbanks.org.