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Compeer Financial to Donate to Davenport Foodbank
Iowa Ag Connection - 11/27/2019

As part of the Pork Power: Partnering to Fight Hunger in Illinois campaign, Compeer Financial along with the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA), will be presenting River Bend Foodbank with 6,800 pounds of ground pork.

In 2008, the IPPA launched Pork Power with the goal of helping fight hunger in Illinois. It provides a system for farmers to donate pork to food banks throughout Illinois.

The Food Bank receiving this donation is River Bend Foodbank in Davenport, Iowa. This gift is part of a larger donation from the Pork Power program, totaling more than 53,000 pounds of ground pork, to nine regional food banks in Illinois during November and December.

The donation will be made Dec. 2 beginning at 1 p.m. at River Bend Foodbank, 4010 Kimmel Dr., Davenport.

Since its inception, Pork Power has generated over 721,000 pounds of pork - enough for more than 3.8 million meals - for families throughout Illinois.

Each day, food banks provide access to healthy and nutritious food to keep families across Illinois from going to bed hungry. USDA recommends meat protein as part of a well-balanced and nutritious diet, yet it is often difficult for food banks to maintain an adequate supply. The Pork Power partners are committed to making meat protein available to those most in need.

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