Illinois Pork Power Food Pantry Co-Op Funding Program
The Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) is sponsoring a program that will match up to $250 for the purchase of pork products for eligible charitable organizations.
Eligible recipient charities include, churches, non-profit and for-profit organizations, shelter, soup kitchens and food pantries.
Pork purchases can be made from local grocery stores, butchers or reimbursement for purchasing pork from a regional food bank. Applications will only be accepted for pork purchases and should come from the organization directly.
IPPA has the final decision in approving funds and is available on a first come, first serve basis while funds are available. Projects must be preapproved, and organizations must be located in Illinois. Those interested should complete a co-op request form and submit it to IPPA prior to the purchase of pork.
IL Corn partners with IPPA and the Illinois Soybean Association to support Pork Power a program designed to donate pork protein to food banks across the state of Illinois to reach those in need. The program launched in 2008 and is an opportunity to promote pork as families are educated on how to prepare and incorporate pork into their favorite dishes.