NEW Cooperative Donates 2,900 Hams to Local Food Pantries


The week of December 12th NEW Cooperative, Inc. held the 6th Annual Hams for Hunger Event. Since 2017, the Hams for Hunger Program has donated thousands of hams to the in-need population.  

“NEW Cooperative members raise grain and livestock to feed the world. We feel it is important to help the in-need population with a ham to ensure a high-quality holiday dinner.” stated Gary Moritz, NEW Cooperative’s Communications Director. “The local food pantries need many items with meat products on top of list. We thank the local pantries for distributing the hams in time for Christmas.”  

The hogs are raised and fed with local corn grown by NEW Cooperative’s farmers. The hams are purchased locally from Webster City Custom Meats. The hams are now feeding our local communities. The perfect example of agriculture coming full circle.” 

Throughout the week, NEW Cooperative delivered over 2,900 hams to 27 local food pantries in 21 counties in NEW Cooperative’s trade territory. The area served is from Monona County in western Iowa, north to Dickson County and east to Wright County. 


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