Pork in the Pantry

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The Pork in the Pantry program provides funding to the county organizations for pork donations to local food pantries. This is the second year that the Iowa Pork Producers Association will reimburse participating counties up to $1,000 for pork products donated to local food pantries.

Pork in the Pantry runs Jan. 23 to April 19, 2024.

How to participate: Any county organization is eligible to participate in Pork in the Pantry. Counties will be responsible for purchasing the pork product and donating it. Like the County Co-op program, counties then submit the appropriate forms and receipts to be reimbursed up to the $1,000 maximum for their pork purchases. 


  • Donations must be made between Jan. 23 and April 19 to qualify for the Pork in the Pantry program.
  • Pork products must be purchased locally within the county.
  • Donations must be made to food pantries located within the county.
  • Donations should be pork products, and not a monetary contribution.
  • Counties may donate the $1,000 of pork to just one food pantry, or split the funds and donate to multiple pantries.
  • Deadline for the submission of a request form is April 26, 2024.

Submission requirements:

Submit one county project per form, and attach these three things:

  1. Proof of payment, such as a receipt, invoice, copy of check, etc.
  2. Media exposure: social media post, local newspaper recognition, radio callout, or other form of local public media.
  3. Photos of the product being donated to the pantry.

To submit a request, fill out the online form below, or complete the Word file and send via:
Email: bsmeby@iowapork.org
Mail: P.O. Box 71009, Clive, IA 50325

Pork in the Pantry request form

The 2024 program runs from Jan. 23 to April 19. Submit one county project per form.

Pantry donation information

The county organization will be reimbursed up to $1,000 by the Iowa Pork Producers Association.