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Ohio Farmers Provide Nearly 20,000 Pounds of Pork to Toledo Residents in Need

Ohio pork farmers, through the Ohio Pork Council (OPC), have partnered with generous supporters, including the Ohio Corn Marketing Program, to support the Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank. Through this partnership, Ohio pork farmers are donating nearly 20,000 pounds of lean ground pork to the Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank.

The protein-packed donation will provide 97,500 meals to those in need in the Greater Toledo area. This donation comes as part of a roughly 20,300-pound donation being made by Ohio farmers, just in time for Easter.

Duane Stateler, an Ohio pork farmer, met with Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank President & CEO James Caldwell last Friday afternoon to present their generous gift!

About the Ohio Pork Council (OPC)
The Ohio Pork Council was established in 1968, beginning with nearly 800 pig farmers dedicated to the task of promoting their own product. Currently, OPC has approximately 2,500 members. Their mission is to serve and benefit all Ohio pork producers. To learn more about the Ohio Pork Council, visit www.OhioPork.org or call 614-882-5887.

About the Ohio Corn & Wheat
Ohio Corn & Wheat works to create opportunities for long-term Ohio corn and small grain grower profitability and houses two checkoffs and one membership-based organization. The Ohio Corn Checkoff and Ohio Small Grains Checkoff work to develop and expand markets, fund research, and provide education about corn and wheat, respectively. The Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association is a membership organization advocating for supportive public policy on behalf of its farmer members. For more information, visit www.ohiocornandwheat.org.

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