Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma receives 1,000 pounds of ham

Seaboard Foods, in partnership with the Oklahoma Pork Council and the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, has donated 1,000 pounds of ham to the Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma to raise awareness of Hunger Action Month.

“With pig farms and a pork processing plant in Oklahoma, we’re glad to partner with the Oklahoma Pork Council to donate hams to the Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma for Hunger Action Month,” said Peter Brown, Seaboard Foods chief executive officer. “We’re hopeful these hams will provide a good source of protein for our Oklahoma neighbors facing food insecurity.”

Hunger Action Month is held each September as members of the Feeding America network of food banks across the country mobilize the public to take action on the issue of hunger. The campaign brings attention to the reality of food insecurity in the United States and promotes ways for people to get involved in the movement to help end hunger.

“The agricultural community is no stranger to the toll rising food costs can take on individuals and families,” said Blayne Arthur, Oklahoma Secretary of Agriculture. “The generous donation made by Seaboard Foods will allow many Oklahoma families facing food insecurity to keep nutritious protein on their tables. I commend Seaboard Foods for their generosity and continued dedication to providing Oklahoma and the rest of the world with a delicious and healthy protein.”

Our producers care first about their communities and the need to address food insecurity in our state,” said Kylee Deniz, Oklahoma Pork Council executive director. “We appreciate the collaboration between the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry and Seaboard Foods to offer a premium protein source to Oklahomans during Hunger Action Month.”

The donation will be made available to the Food Bank’s network of nearly 400 partners throughout 24 counties across eastern Oklahoma.