The 14th annual National Eat Together Week promotes the timeless tradition of quality family time around the dinner table. The “click for a cause” component of the 2009 event included a donation of 10,000 pounds of pork to families in need.
“Most pork producers have plenty of meat in their freezer, and I never realized how much of a problem hunger is here in America,” says Randy Brown, a pork producer from Nevada, Ohio, who serves on the National Pork Board.
The 10,000 pounds of pork that were donated are equivalent to about 50,000 meals. These donations were made possible when moms everywhere answered National Eat Together Week spokesperson Niki Taylor’s invitation to log onto the new TheOtherWhiteMeat.com to find, print, and share great pork recipes.
Each recipe clicked and shared that week equaled 5 pounds of pork to be donated to Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief charity, with network members supplying food to more than 25 million Americans each year.