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Food banks win after Branstad's bet with Louisiana Governor

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Iowa Governor Terry Branstad lost a bet with Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, and food banks in Iowa and Louisiana will reap the rewards.

The wager was on the Outback Bowl between the University of Iowa and Louisiana State University (LSU), which LSU won 21-14 on New Years Day.

On Wednesday, Branstad announced he will be donating 100 pounds of Iowa ham to both the Grace Place Ministries soup kitchen in Monroe, Louisiana and to the Food Bank of Iowa in Des Moines.

In a press release, Branstad said, “I’m proud of the season the Iowa Hawkeyes had and for their tremendous effort in the Outback Bowl against Louisiana State University… I’m pleased today to donate Iowa pork to two fine organizations that help feed the hungry in local communities. I would also like to thank The Deb & Jeff Hansen Iowa Select Farms Foundation for their generosity in donating the pork for this friendly wager.”

The Iowa ham will be delivered to the organizations by Iowa Select Farms.

No taxpayer dollars were used.

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