Montana Farmers Union to Donate 38,000 Pounds of Pork to the MT Food Bank Network

Montana Farmers Union to Donate 38,000 Pounds of Pork to the MT Food Bank Network

Great Falls, MT- Montana Farmers Union (MFU) and Farmers Union Enterprise (FUE) are pleased to once again make a sizeable in-kind donation of pork ribs to the Montana Food Bank Network. The truck will arrive in Missoula on December 18 at 8 a.m. carrying 38,000 pounds of ribs from Redwood Farms to be distributed by the Montana Food Bank Network. Redwood Farms is one of the entities in the Farmers Union family of businesses owned by Farmers Union Enterprises. MFU and FUE donated 30,000 pounds of pork ribs in May to the Montana Food Bank Network.

The Flathead Food Bank was a recipient of the May pork donation given by MFU and FUE and expects to be a recipient of the second pork donation. Flathead Food Bank Executive Director Jamie Quinn says the organization is very appreciative of the donation. “Thank you Montana Farmers Union for supporting food banks across Montana with healthy Farmers Union sourced pork. Your care and hard work will bring smiles and full stomachs to your neighbors.”

In total last May FUE donated 150,000 pounds of pork to various food pantries in the five states it supports including North Dakota, Minnesota, Montana, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

“We are pleased to make a second donation of pork ribs to the Montana Food Bank Network,” said Walter Schweitzer, President of Montana Farmers Union. “Montana Farmers Union and Farmers Union Enterprise are all about supporting the family farm and helping to feed our friends and neighbors who are facing food insecurity.”

MFU President Walter Schweitzer with 30,000 lbs. of donated pork in May of 2020.

“We can’t thank Montana Farmers Union enough for their generous donation of high quality protein for families struggling with hunger,” said Gayle Carlson, CEO of the Montana Food Bank Network. “Because of their continued support of the Montana Food Bank Network, partner agencies across the state will be providing their clients with the nutrition needed to get through the winter months.”

Farmers Union Enterprises is a partnership with Farmers Union organizations in North Dakota, Minnesota, Montana, South Dakota and Wisconsin that own several value added businesses like Redwood Farms.  Redwood Farms supplies premium pork products to our Founding Farmers restaurants in the DC area as well as to other high-end restaurants in New York, Chicago and other cities across the U.S.

 

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