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Oklahoma Pork Council Helps Donate Over 7,000 Pounds of Sausage to Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma

Wed, 07 Sep 2011 14:41:08 CDT

Oklahoma Pork Council Helps Donate Over 7,000 Pounds of Sausage to Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma Thanks to the Oklahoma Pork Council, Seaboard Foods and M2P2 Pork, $750 and more than 7,000 pounds of sausage, pork tenderloin, turkey breast and bacon were donated to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. Blue and Gold Sausage Company of Jones, Okla., agreed to process all of the pork into the sausage to be donated at no charge.

This donation will provide more than 38,000 meals to hungry families, seniors and children in central and western Oklahoma.

"I anticipate that this donation is the beginning of a long-standing partnership with the Regional Food Bank," said Roy Lee Lindsey, Jr., Oklahoma Pork Council executive director. "In this tough economic time, the work the Food Bank does is increasingly important and the pork industry is pleased to support them in this way."

The Regional Food Bank provides enough food to help feed more than 90,000 people each week. In August, the nonprofit distributed more than 3.4 million pounds of food. Yet, it is not enough.

"In a state where agriculture is a major economic driver it is sad that 600,000 Oklahomans are at risk of going hungry each day," said Bill Barnes, OPC president and pork producer from Hennessey, Okla. "We take our job of feeding the world seriously and it has to start by helping those here at home. Giving the product we work so hard to produce is one example of how we are committed to helping fellow Oklahomans."

Donations of pork, and other high-protein foods, are especially valuable to the Regional Food Bank because they provide healthy, nutritious options to hungry Oklahomans.

Click on the LISTEN bar below to hear Ron Hays talk about the donation with Rodney Bivens, Executive Director of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, and Roy Lee Lindsey, Executive Director for the Oklahoma Pork Council, and what this donation means to Oklahoma communities and agriculture.

Join the fight against hunger; donate or volunteer today. For more information call 405.972.1111 or click here to visit their website.



Ron Hays talks with Rodney Bivens and Roy Lee Lindsey about the importance of this donation
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