Christensen Farms donates $1,000 to local food bank

During the week of June 10, Christensen Farms, a family-owned pork producer, donated a total of $15,000 to food banks across the Midwest. This includes a donation to the Feeding South Dakota Food Bank in Pierre.

Shown is Christian Farms’ John Thiem, left, presenting a $1,000 pork certificate to Feeding S.D. Pierre Food Bank’ Russ Hofeldt.

“We are proud to serve the noble purpose of providing safe, nutritious pork to families across the country,” said Amber Portner, Christensen Farms communications manager. “It is our hope that this donation will help provide families, including children, in the communities we operate, including right here in Pierre.”

Christensen Farms has pork production and feed mill operations located a few miles outside of Pierre, employing nearly 35 people.

“For many families in the Midwest and throughout the country, putting food on the table can be a daily challenge, even more so during the summer when children are off from school,” said Russ Hofeldt, central operations manager in Pierre. “Providing a key source of protein is not just a daily luxury, it is essential. We are grateful for the generosity of organizations like Christensen Farms, who look for ways to give back and help their neighbors — especially going into this summer season.”

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