Fareway Stores Inc. and Iowa Farm Bureau have partnered to donate 57,863 pounds of ground protein to food banks across Iowa in the Meat the Need campaign.
For every 10-pound tube of ground beef sold at Fareway from Oct. 30-Nov. 4, one pound of lean protein was donated to local food banks in partnership with the Iowa Food Bank Association and the Food Bank of Iowa.
“Growing and raising the food that nourishes and sustains our communities is a source of tremendous pride for Iowa farmers,” said Brent Johnson, Iowa Farm Bureau president.
“Unfortunately, food insecurity is a challenge that impacts families in communities across the state, which is why Iowa Farm Bureau has proudly joined Fareway to help ‘Meat the Need’ by filling a semi-truck trailer with lean, high-protein ground meat for statewide distribution to help our neighbors during a time of need.”
The donation took place Nov. 8 at the Food Bank of Iowa in Des Moines. Johnson, Fareway CEO Reynolds Cramer and food bank representatives noted the importance of local food donations, food insecurity challenges and the important partnerships through the campaign.
“We are proud to partner with Iowa Farm Bureau, the Food Bank of Iowa, and the Iowa Food Bank Association to help food banks across Iowa,” said Jeff Cook, VP of market operations for Fareway.
“Thank you to our generous customers for participating, Iowa stores and meat markets and our partners at Iowa Farm Bureau for helping secure lean protein for local food banks going into the holiday seasons.”
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