FOOD BANK: 15 Tons Of Ham Donated

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Empty shelves at Iowa food pantries received a needed boost Thursday thanks to Tyson Foods.

The company has donated 30,000 pounds of ham to the Food Bank of Iowa. The non-profit food bank distributes food between 425 partner agencies in 55 Iowa counties.

“We are so grateful to Tyson Foods for this donation of nutritious food that will enable us to provide a high-quality protein to people who struggle to put food on the table,” says Carey Miller, Executive Director of the Food Bank.

The food isn’t expected to last long. Officials expect it’ll all be distributed in about three weeks.

Food bank officials say this donation means a lot to hungry Iowans.

Officials say about one in eight Iowans are food insecure and more than 400,000 Iowans live at or below the poverty line.

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