Montana Farmers Union Teams Up with Farmers Union Enterprise to Donate 30,000 pounds of pork to feed Montanans

Great Falls- Montana Farmers Union is pleased to partner with Farmers Union Enterprise to donate 30,000 pounds of pork ribs to the Montana Food Bank Network in Missoula, MT. The pork ribs are from Redwood Farms, one of the entities in the Farmers Union family of businesses owned by Farmers Union Enterprises, and will be delivered Monday, May 18 at 10 am.

“COVID-19 has impacted all of us, said Walter Schweitzer, President of Montana Farmers Union. “It has affected our livelihoods and our food systems. Farmers Union is all about helping a neighbor in need. We are pleased to partner with Farmers Union Enterprise and donate 30,000 pounds of pork ribs to the Missoula Food Bank Network. Together we are helping to feed hungry Montanans.”

“Since the COVID crisis started, MFBN has increased its distribution to network partners by more than 500,000 meals compared to the same time last year,” said Gayle Carlson, CEO of the Montana Food Bank Network. “Unfortunately, it’s taking up to three months to replenish our inventory.  The generous donation from Montana Farmers Union/Farmers Union Enterprise comes at a time when we are not only seeing an increase in need but a scarcity of resources to meet that need.”

Farmers Union Enterprises is made up of several businesses — the dividends of which help fund Farmers Union organizations in North Dakota, Minnesota, Montana, South Dakota and Wisconsin as well as Farmers Union Enterprise programs and National Farmers Union.

All told, Farmers Union Enterprises donated 150,000 pounds of pork ribs to various food pantries in the five states it supports. The pork ribs are from Redwood Farms, one of the entities in the Farmers Union family of businesses owned by Farmers Union Enterprises.  Redwood Farms supplies premium pork products to high-end restaurants in New York, Chicago and other cities across the U.S. To learn more about how Montana Farmers Union works to support family farmers and ranchers, visit montanafarmersunion.com.

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