Hugos Grocery stores and John Morrell Foods have teamed up to make it a special holiday for hundreds of needy families, across our region. Today, they donated five-thousand pounds of ham to the Great Plains Food Bank. That's enough to distribute a free ham to 550 families.
It's estimated that one in ten families will be struggling to make ends meet this holiday season. And unfortunately, many times, expensive products like meat are the first things cut from shopping lists.
Marsha Paulson, Great Plains Food Bank: "Absolutely, the best day today as we receive these hams for so many people, who are struggling to put food on the table this time of year. This gift is going to make their holidays."
A.J. Miller, John Morrell Foods: "First of all we really are appreciative of the people here in Grand Forks. When we were looking for a market of where to give back and help people, we wanted to do that in a market where people had helped us. And the people of Grand Forks buy a lot of John Morrell products."
The Great Plains Food Bank will distribute the hams, courtesy of Hugos and John Morrell, to food banks across North Dakota and western Minnesota.