MT. PLEASANT—As part of its annual Easter ham donation program, the Utah Pork Producers Association (UPPA) delivered 40 hams to Terrel’s Market in Mt. Pleasant, which then donated them to the Sanpete Pantry on Tuesday, April 12.
“We are honored to work with Utah pork farmers and the Sanpete Pantry to provide a healthy meal option to families in need this Easter season,” said Allison Fiscus, executive director of UPPA. “Year after year, Utah farmers continue to look for opportunities to give back to the communities. Our farmers are grateful and proud to be part of a community that allows them the freedom to feed the world.”
This is the first donation UPPA has made to the pantry, and the donation is expected to feed 40 families in Sanpete County. UPPA works alongside farmers and food pantries to make similar donations across the state.
Marty McClain, director of fundraising for the Sanpete Pantry, said that because Associated Foods shipped the hams to Terrel’s and therefore covered the shipping costs, “Terrell’s saved [the pantry] hundreds of dollars in shipping,” which they would have had to cover if the hams had been transported directly to the pantry.
Executive Director Jeff Jarman from the Sanpete Pantry was present as the hams were loaded onto the pantry’s truck. “Donations like this from the Utah Pork Association are vital to serving the people of Sanpete County. We so much appreciate the help of Terrel’s in this process.”
Terrell’s General Manager Blake Rosenloft was joined by Terrel’s Meat Manager George Michaels, Damon Gardner from the Utah Pork Association, and the staff from the food pantry.