MANKATO, MN – GreenSeam’s annual Celebration of Ag took place on Wednesday, July 19, 2023, at ISG Field in Mankato. Christensen Farms, a prominent supporter of GreenSeam, had a booth at the event. Due to all the Celebration of Ag attendees and fans at the Mankato MoonDogs game asking agricultural and pork related questions to Christensen Farms’ team, they pledged to donate 300 lbs. of pork to South Central MN Food Recovery.
“We are honored to be able to have the opportunity to support South Central MN Food Recovery again this year and donate enough ground pork for 1200 meals, providing a key source of high-quality wholesome protein for families and individuals in need.” said Amber Portner, Communications Manager at Christensen Farms.
South Central MN Food Recovery (SCMNFR) was developed in 2019 and is designed to provide nutritious meals to families in need by using high-quality food that would otherwise be going to the landfill. SCMNFR accepts large quantities of fresh produce and meats, makes them into ready-meals, and works with partners to distribute to people who are low-income and/or Black, Indigenous, or people of color.
Trisha Anderson at South Central MN Food Recovery expressed their gratitude: “South Central MN Food Recovery is grateful for the ongoing support from Christensen Farms and the generous donation of pork provided for the second year in a row. We appreciate the partnership with Sam at GreenSeam to connect us, once again, with the wonderful opportunities to collaborate with Christensen Farms to provide healthy resources to the communities we serve through South Central MN Food Recovery. We look forward to growing this partnership with GreenSeam and Christensen Farms so we can serve more members of our community!”
Sam Ziegler, Director of GreenSeam states, “With agriculture being the leading sector in our economy, it is great to see Christensen Farms not only raising pigs in our region, but to see them feeding families in southern MN. Within the GreenSeam region, our agricultural community continues to accept the challenge of growing food for a growing population. However, to overcome this challenge, we need to continue to foster local collaborations, such as this one, in our region to ensure we take care of those in need right here in our own backyard.”