MILWAUKEE — Thirty-five thousand pounds of pork ribs were donated to Milwaukee's Hunger Task Force Wednesday, part of an effort to help those in need across the Midwest during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Wisconsin Farmers Union and the Farmers Union Enterprises teamed up to make the donation.
It is part of a larger effort to donate a total of 180,000 pounds of ribs to food banks in Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin over the next several weeks.
This comes after the Farmers Union delivered 150,000 pounds of pork ribs to food banks in the five-state area.
“The past year has been a difficult one for many families, and we’re glad to be able to provide some nourishment for those in need through this donation,” said Wisconsin Farmers Union President Darin Von Ruden in a statement. “Hunger and food insecurity take a tremendous toll on people in all communities, and the pandemic has wreaked havoc on the food supply chain. Our farmer members are hard at work each day producing food that we want to be sure is reaching those who need it most.”
The Farmers Union is based out of Chippewa Falls, Wis. It strives to help family farmers, rural communities and others, according to a statement.