Texas ranks among the top states for food insecurity with more than 17 percent of the states’ households considered food insecure – a rate that’s significantly higher than the national average.  America’s pork producers are doing their part to spread cheer this holiday season with a 3,500 pound pork donation to the North Texas Food Bank in Dallas.

“It is our way of giving back,” said David Kempen, a Texas pork producer who was on-hand for the donation.  “We are glad that we could come through with a donation during this time of year when protein is in high demand at food banks.”

According to a state report, three million Texans, or one in eight, including 1.2 million children visited a soup kitchen or food pantry to feed themselves in 2009.

“We really appreciate the support from America’s pork producers,” said Kristin Bowman, communications and public affairs coordinator for the North Texas Food Bank.  “Protein is one of the most sought after donations.  This donation comes at a perfect time, just in time for the holidays.”
NTFB is a nonprofit hunger relief organization that distributes donated, purchased and prepared foods through a network of 1,184 feeding programs in 13 North Texas counties.

The NTFB supports the nutritional needs of children, families and seniors through education, advocacy and strategic partnerships.

Source: National Pork Board