On Wednesday, June 1, 2022, we’re giving away 5-pound PORK LOINS (uncooked). Details below.

It’s our way of saying “Thank You” for supporting Iowa pig farmers and employees at pork processing facilities the past two years, as they’ve worked through several adjustments caused by COVID-19 on pork supply chains.

At a mid-afternoon event organized by the Iowa Pork Producers Association and Tyson Foods, pig farmer Mike Deahr, of West Liberty, will say thank you to the Columbus Junction community for the support shown to those who bring food from farm to table.

Also as part of the “Thank You” celebration, Iowa pig farmers will:

  • Donate pork to area food-giving programs for their continued work to alleviate hunger.
  • Provide pork coupons at local grocery stores for consumers to use.
  • Deliver pork thank-you baskets to local first responders.


What: Telling Columbus Junction ‘Thank You’

When: Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at 2:30 p.m.

Where: Youth Center at the Louisa County Fairgrounds, 101 Fairground Road, Columbus Junction, IA


  • Columbus Junction Mayor Mark Huston,
  • West Liberty farmer Mike Deahr,
  • Cole Smith, Executive Director of Louisa County Development Group
  • Brent McElroy and Jeff Thompson, Tyson
  • Cheryl Bloom, Community Action of Southeast Iowa
  • Araceli Vazquez, Columbus Junction LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens)

During the 2:30 p.m. event, pork products will be given to first responders, and pork coupons and recipes will be distributed to area grocers so they can share those with their customers.

What: Pork Loins to be Given Away

For: All residents in the Columbus Junction area

When: Wednesday, June 1, 2022, beginning at 5:30 p.m., 4- to 5-pound frozen pork loins will be handed out to area residents. This continues through 7:30 p.m., or until the supply runs out. Pork is provided by the Iowa Pork Producers Association and Tyson Foods. One pound of pork is four servings of protein.

Where: Louisa County Fairgrounds, 101 Fairground Road, Columbus Junction

Who: Iowa pig farmers and community volunteers will help distribute the loins.

Other Thank You events have been held at Eagle Grove, Denison, Marshalltown, Ottumwa, Perry, Sioux City, Storm Lake, and Waterloo.






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