SPRINGFIELD, ILL. – In an effort to get valuable protein further into our local Illinois
communities, the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) again hosted a “Pass the Bacon” campaign this past week in honor of October Pork Month.
To kick off the month of celebration related to the pork industry, IPPA recruited nominations in two ways to find local food pantry establishments in need of protein. In the first wave, 25 winners were randomly selected from a social media post on the IPPA Facebook page where it asked followers to comment with their local food pantry. The recipients are as follows:
Ball Chatham Food Pantry, Chatham
Cass County Food Pantry, Virginia
Community Action food Pantry, Lincoln
Edinburg Food Pantry
Freeburg Food Pantry
Green Bean Food Pantry, Trenton
Highland Area Christian Service Ministry
Jacksonville Area Community Food Center
Neighborhood Care Center, Clinton
Taylorville Food Pantry
The Hope Chest, Pekin
October is known as “Pork Month” because it marked the time of year when hogs were traditionally marketed. Now, in 2021, farmers are shipping market-ready hogs to processing at all times of the year. We use October as a time to continue celebrating our pork producers and the delicious protein they raise.