The PA Pork Producers Council (PPPC), donated over 5,000 pounds of pork this holiday season.
Through the #GiveAHam Challenge, producers were encouraged to support local food banks by purchasing #realpork and donating in their local communities. This holiday season Pennsylvania pork producers made donations in Adams, Franklin, Juniata, Mifflin, Montgomery, Northumberland, Lancaster, Luzerne and Schuykill Counties.
In addition to individual donations, the PPPC alongside Leidy’s Premium Meats made a donation totaling $10,000, over 4,000 pounds of pork to the Philabundance Food Bank system in Philadelphia, PA. Philabundace Food Bank services 9 counties and over 350 different agencies.
PPPC Board President, Ben Barcovtch said, “December is traditionally a season full of giving and this is one way that we as pork producers can show our support for families in need all over the state. Real pork is a nutritious, high-quality protein that is easy to prepare. Our producer led board looks forward to this program every year”.
The Pennsylvania Pork Producers Council (PPPC) administers the Pork Checkoff on behalf of the state’s nearly 3,000 pig farmers. PPPC acts as a steward for Pork Checkoff funds at the state level and is charged with executing specific programs in the areas of promotion, research and education. No funds may be used for lobbying or to influence government policy. Checkoff-funded promotions are designed to increase domestic pork sales through consumer, retail and food service outreach. Additionally, Checkoff-funded research is administered in all areas of pork production, processing and human nutrition to develop a higher quality, more profitable and innovative product in the competitive meat protein market.