Children and adults face hunger issues in communities across the country. Hunger and malnutrition effect rural and urban cities alike. PIPESTONE wants to help MEAT the need of food insecurity in those communities. We strive to make a difference not only in surrounding communities, but nation wide.
MEAT The Need
Many families continue to face the crisis of hunger insecurity at home. To supply food shelves with protein, PIPESTONE started the MEAT the Need campaign in 2020. In 2023, we donated 78,000 pounds of Wholestone Farms pork tenderloin, filling all of Feeding South Dakota’s holiday boxes. This was their largest pork donation of the year, feeding 26,000 families for the Christmas season. Thank you to our sponsors who donated alongside us.
Additionally, we donated to Operation BBQ Relief to help serve hot meals during times of natural disaster.
Finally, we donated to local food shelves in communities where PIPESTONE employees and farmers live and work. Those locations were:
Independence, IA • Orange City, IA • Pipestone, MN
Rensselaer, IN • Sioux Falls, SD • Sycamore, IL • Minneapolis, MN
Thank you to our sponsors!
Local Backpack Program
Fuel4Kids is a new initiative powered by PIPESTONE to support children attending schools local to our offices and managed sow farms. PIPESTONE gave $1,000 to a school program near each sow farm and office location. The supported programs aim to impact kids in their communities by reducing food insecurity or providing essential items for kids in need.