TriOak Food delivers the pork


The Hawk Eye (IA)

May 20, 2020


TriOak, a grain and livestock company with long ties to southeast Iowa, recently worked with “Pass the Pork” initiative to donate almost 24,000 pounds of pork to the food insecure, especially in southeast Iowa.


The goal of the program is to accept pork from farmers to help feed Iowans who have food insecurities.


Randy Pflum, Chief Executive Officer for TriOak approved and coordinated the delivery of 160 pigs weighing 300 lbs. each, to the program. The pigs will be processed at WG Provisions in Sidney and the pork taken to a facility in Ankeny for final processing and packaging.


The pork will then be sent to Iowa Food Banks for distribution.


The Keokuk Area Community Foundation will assist with some of the processing costs.


“Supply chain disruptions have challenged Iowa’s pig farmers,” said Mike Paustian, a Walcott farmer who is president of the Iowa Pork Producers Association...