On Wednesday, April 21, 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 during the past year.

At an early afternoon event organized by the Iowa Pork Producers Association, Buena Vista County farmers Mike and Michelle Ehlers of Marathon will say thank you in-person. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig will join the event.

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

  • Donate to local food pantries for their continued work to alleviate hunger.
  • Provide pork coupons and packages to local grocers, so they can share materials with their customers.
  • Deliver pork products to local first responders.


What: Telling Storm Lake ‘Thank You’

When: Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at 1 p.m.

Where: King’s Pointe Resort, 1520 E. Lakeshore Drive, Storm Lake, IA

Who: Mayor Mike Porsch; Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig; Maggie Reyes, Upper Des Moines Opportunity; other local food pantry representatives; Tyson representative Rick Retzlaff; Lee Dutfield of Storm Lake United; and local pig farmers Mike and Michelle Ehlers of Marathon.

Following the 1 p.m. event, pork products will be delivered to first responders in Storm Lake, and pork coupons and packages will be distributed to Storm Lake grocers so they can share materials with their customers.

What: 1,000 Pork Loins to be Given Away

For: All Storm Lake-area residents

When: Wednesday, April 21, 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: St. Mark Lutheran Church parking lot, 1614 W. 5th St., Storm Lake, IA (Travel west on Shoreway Road and turn onto Angier Drive; enter the church’s south driveway.)

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

A final Thank You event is being planned in Sioux City on April 28. Similar events have been held at Waterloo, Marshalltown, Denison, and Ottumwa.






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