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Farmland teams up with pork groups to fight food insecurity

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Farmland has teamed up with the National Pork Board, the Iowa Pork Producers Association, and country singer Luke Bryan’s Farm Tour to combat food insecurity across the Midwest as part of Farmland’s Honoring the Heartland Tour. Today, the tour stopped by the Food Bank of Iowa in Des Moines to donate over 30,000 pounds of protein and present the Iowa FFA Association with a $9,000 donation. Jessica Scarlett, senior associate brand manager for Farmland, said they’re excited to be able to give back to communities in such a way.

Since Iowa is the nation’s largest pork producer, Scarlett said partnering with the Iowa Pork Producer’s Association was a natural fit- especially with October being National Pork Month. It’s just another example of how Iowans are always out there to help other Iowans and the Midwest as a whole.

On top of the food donation, Farmland also donated $9,000 to the Iowa FFA Association in order to help develop its more than 18,600 students’ potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success, as well as to fund community service projects. Scarlett said Farmland believes that these young students are the future of agriculture in America, so they feel it’s important to support them and show them that they have a place within the industry.

Scarlett added that they started a new grant program this year, and she urges FFA members to apply.

For more information and to see where the Honoring the Heartland Tour is going next, follow Farmland on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter (@FarmlandFoods) or visit www.farmlandfoods.com.