The Iowa Pork Producers Association has long supported food banks and shelters and will kick off the 2017 Iowa State Fair with another gesture of support for the Food Bank of Iowa.
During the fair’s opening day on Aug. 10, IPPA will donate $1 for every Iowa Chop, pork loin sandwich, bacon-cheddar brat sandwich, pulled pork sandwich and pork burger sold from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Iowa Pork Tent.
“We understand the critical need the food bank has in trying to help feed the hungry in our state,” said IPPA Marketing Programs Director and Pork Tent Manager Kelsey Sutter. “We have a tremendous following of dedicated pork lovers who visit us each year and Iowa Pork is proud to help support this Food Bank of Iowa fundraising effort.”
The Iowa Pork Tent is located on east Grand Avenue at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.
Fair officials set Aug. 10 as a day of support for the Food Bank of Iowa and other agriculture groups also are lending financial support on that day.
The Food Bank of Iowa serves 175,000 food-insecure people, or one in eight Iowans and one in five Iowa kids. Nearly 10 million meals were served to hungry Iowans last year.