On Friday, March 22nd, history was made in St. Joseph. The Missouri River crested to 32.12ft, its highest level in recorded history. This record-breaking change caused major flooding throughout northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas, among many other areas both up and downstream. Now that much of the water has receded, many residents are facing the reality of cleanup and loss of property, personal possessions… or worse.
In response to this disaster, Triumph Foods of St. Joseph has donated 40,000 pounds of fresh pork to Second Harvest Community Food Bank, to aid in their flood relief efforts. This donation of pre-seasoned loin filets and ground pork products will be distributed throughout those communities affected within Second Harvest’s 19 county service area.
“Triumph Foods is committed to Second Harvest, plain and simple. Regardless of what their focus at the time is, we will continue to support their efforts and try to help in any way we can” said Chris Clark, Communications & Community Relations Manager with Triumph Foods. “The impact of this flood in Second Harvest’s coverage area is staggering. While those affected work to get their lives back together they should not have to worry about where their next meal is coming from.”
If you would like to help with Second Harvest’s flood relief efforts, please visit https://www.shcfb.org/.