Pork Power Donation Program

The annual Pork Power campaign will run from May 1 through July 31, 2017. There are two ways that producers can participate:

1.    Donate pigs/sows directly to a participating processor 

2.    Donate the cash value of any pigs/sows sold at market locations

•    Eligible hogs are healthy lightweight (160 lbs. minimum) market weight hogs and sows. No boars will be accepted.

•    Do you already donate hogs to a local food pantry in your community? IPPA has funds to help offset the cost of processing!

      All you need to do is complete the 2017 Pork Power Donation Form.


Thanks to the donation of many pig farmers and support of various partners, Pork Power has provided more than 

565,000 pounds of pork amounting to more than 2.3 MILLION servings of pork donated to hungry Illinois residents since the program began in 2008. 



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