HINTON, Okla. (Dec. 9, 2022) Prairie Fresh®, produced by Seaboard Foods, donated pork products to the Hinton Ministerial Alliance and other Oklahoma charities in response to a challenge from the Oklahoma Pork Council in the Give-A-Ham Challenge.
Give-A-Ham Challenge is an annual campaign challenging pork and food industry colleagues to donate pork to Oklahomans facing food insecurity. Oklahoma Pork Board Member Brett Ramsey challenged Oklahoma Pork Treasurer and Seaboard Foods Sr. Production Manager Thomas Craig to participate in the annual campaign.
“We are committed to giving back to the Oklahoma communities where our employees work and live. We’re privileged to join the Oklahoma Pork in the Give-A-Ham Challenge for the holiday season by donating our Prairie Fresh pork products to the Hinton Ministerial Alliance and other local charities. We’re hopeful this delicious pork will bring nourishment, comfort and fellowship to those who need it most this holiday season,” said Peter Brown, Seaboard Foods president and CEO.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Household Food Security in the United States Report, 14.6% of Oklahoma families experience food insecurity.
“Seaboard Foods is committed to helping our communities where we have operations in any way we can. In Hinton, we know our neighbors and help those who are struggling with hunger,” Craig said.
In addition to the donation to Hinton Ministerial Alliance, Seaboard Foods, Oklahoma Pork and Homeland Stores provided over 2,700 pounds of pork to Oklahoma charities this week, including donations to:
- City Rescue Mission
- Pivot, Inc.
- Homeless Alliance
- Boys & Girls Club OKC
In addition to this Prairie Fresh product donation, Craig will challenge Oklahoma Pork Board Member Sheila Kelso.
All 11 Oklahoma Pork Board of Directors will donate hams to their local communities and keep the generosity going by tapping friends and colleagues to accept the challenge.
Share your pay it forward story on social media using #GiveAHam and #OklahomaPork, or by visiting okpork.org/giveaham to commit to giving this holiday season.
About Oklahoma Pork Council
The Oklahoma Pork Council, a farmer-led organization, represents the interests of all Oklahoma pig farmers. Partially funded by federally collected checkoff dollars, Oklahoma Pork promotes pork and pork products, funds research, and educates consumers and producers about the pork industry. For more information about this or any other programs of Oklahoma Pork visit www.okpork.org or call 405.232.3781.
About Prairie Fresh
Prairie Fresh®, produced by Seaboard Foods, is the brand of a uniquely connected food system relentlessly seeking a better way to produce wholesome pork by purposely connecting every step between its farms in the Midwest and Great Plains and family tables around the world. Prairie Fresh pork is produced, sold and marketed by Seaboard Foods, which has farm operations in the Hinton, Okla., community.
Oklahoma Pork Council
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