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24 tons of pork donated to hungry Iowans

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Iowa food shelves will receive 24 tons of pork in September.

The Deb & Jeff Hansen Foundation and Iowa Select Farms is donating about 48,000 pounds of pork loins. It will be delivered weekly across the state.

"We focus on helping Iowa families who need a helping hand," says Jeff Hansen, President and CEO of Iowa Select Farms. "The pork loin donation helps bring families together for a good meal, which is especially important with the rising prices at the meat case."

One in eight Iowans face the risk of hunger every day. This donation equates to about 230,400 servings.

"You have no idea how much this donation helps," said Diana Bass, a representative of the food pantry at United Methodist Church in New Hartford, Iowa. "Protein is such an important part of our diets and unfortunately, high meat prices make it hard for many people to access these nutrient-rich foods."

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