In response to the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) health pandemic, Triumph Foods has begun it’s relief efforts in its own hometown. This week Triumph Foods donated 10,000 pounds of fresh pork products to the Second Harvest Community Food Bank of St. Joseph. This donation will provide over 8,300 meals in the Second Harvest service area to those individuals who are effected by the COVID-19 pandemic locally.
Chad Higdon, Executive Director of Second Harvest Community Food Bank of St. Joseph, said “This is a critical time for businesses and individuals to step up and support Second Harvest as we work to address hunger needs through the pandemic. As we’re concerned with seeing a decrease in food donations, we are very thankful for Triumph Foods and their efforts to support the organization in this time of need.”
Along with Second Harvest, the Company has donated 850 pounds of product to the Missouri Air National Guard – 139th Airlift Wing in preparation if the base would be activated to aid in local relief efforts as well as 1,000 pounds to both the Open Door Food Kitchen and Interserv of St. Joseph.
“We want to remind the community that while we are this battling pandemic, Triumph Foods and all other essential businesses like Triumph have been advised by the President and Federal Government that we are status critical to continue operations and continue to the supply of food to the public. We invite those who may have lost their employment or income source to consider reaching out to any of these essential entities in the food supply chain for employment.” Clark said. “Triumph Foods will continue to operate, make food and offer employment opportunities to those in our community. We are in this together.”