Fort Dodge, IA: During the week of December 11th, NEW Cooperative, Inc. held its annual Hams for Hunger Event, benefitting food pantries across Iowa.
Throughout the week over 23,000 pounds of ham, equating to 4,000 hams, were delivered to 44 local food pantries in 40 Iowa counties in NEW Cooperative’s trade territory. The area served is from the Highway 9 corridor in northwest Iowa, southwest to Fremont County and from the Cainesville, MO area north along the Interstate 35 corridor.
“Our Hams for Hunger event has been a central part of NEW Cooperative’s community giving program for many years,” stated Gary Moritz, NEW Cooperative’s Communications Director. “With rising food prices, the demand at food pantries continues to also rise. Our donation of hams to local pantries has never been more needed than it is today.”
Moritz went on to say that “The hams we donate are purchased from Webster City Custom Meats. Not only do our members feed the world, in this case the grain and livestock they raise are grown and processed locally, helping local agriculture and local food pantries come full circle to assist those in need during the holidays.”
About NEW Cooperative, Inc. and the NEW Cooperative Foundation
NEW Cooperative, Inc. is a farmer-owned grain, agronomy, energy and feed cooperative headquartered in Fort Dodge, Iowa. As a leading agriculture retailer, NEW Cooperative is focused on being an innovative and efficient provider of today’s agriculture markets and services to 12,000 members throughout their 82 locations in Iowa.
The NEW Cooperative Foundation is the charitable giving entity of NEW Cooperative, Inc. The Foundation is committed to investing in organizations that are dedicated to youth and education, human services, and civic purposes that further enhance the quality of life in our member’s local communities.