On Wednesday, April 28, 2021, we’re giving away uncooked 5-POUND PORK LOINS to the first 1,000 households. Details below.
It’s our way of saying “Thank You” for supporting Iowa pig farmers and employees at pork processing facilities as they’ve worked to keep a safe food supply available to the community and for the country—despite COVID-19 challenges.
At an early afternoon event organized by the Iowa Pork Producers Association, local businesses will be thanked by an area farmer for the support the community has shown farmers this past year.
Also as part of the “Thank You” celebration, Iowa pig farmers will:
- Donate pork to the local food bank and food pantries 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 Sioux City ‘Thank You’
When: Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at 1 p.m.
Where: Lobby area – Siouxland Expo Center, 550 S. Lafayette St., Sioux City, IA
Who: Chris McGowan, Siouxland Chamber of Commerce; Mayor Bob Scott; Jacob Wanderscheid, Executive Director of Food Bank of Siouxland; Tim Walls, CEO of Seaboard Triumph Foods; Marty Dougherty, Economic/Community Development Director of Sioux City; and Aaron Juergens, a pig farmer from Carroll and member of the IPPA board of directors.
Following the 1 p.m. event, pork products will be delivered to the Sioux City Fire Department, and pork coupons and packages will be distributed to Sioux City-area grocers so they can share those with their customers.
What: 1,000 Pork Loins to be Given Away
For: All residents in the Sioux City area
When: Wednesday, April 28, 2021, beginning at 4 p.m., about 1,000 4- to 5-pound fresh pork loins will be handed out to those driving through the parking lot of the event. This continues through 6 p.m., or until the supply runs out. One pound of pork is four servings of protein.
Where: Sioux City Explorers parking lot at Lewis & Clark Park, 3400 Line Drive, Sioux City
Who: Iowa pig farmers and community volunteers will help distribute the loins.
Other Thank You events have been held at Waterloo, Marshalltown, Denison, Ottumwa, and Storm Lake.