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Pork For The Pantry Continues Annual Donation in Augusta County

Pork For The Pantry Continues Annual Donation in Augusta County

Dayton, Virginia – Pork For The Pantry continues to support Augusta County 4-H & FFA Youth Livestock programs and local food pantries with an additional donation of fresh pork products being on Thursday, June 15.

Pork For The Pantry is a local partnership started by Eddie Edward Signs and Rockingham Cooperative whose mission is to support the hard work of the local 4-H and FFA members who personally raise local market animals for sale and to donate high-quality meat products to local food pantries that will benefit those less fortunate in the Shenandoah Valley community.

In May of 2023 Pork For The Pantry partners Rockingham Cooperative, Delegate Chris Runion, Farmers & Merchants Bank and Augusta Petroleum Cooperative committed to each purchasing a hog at the Augusta Market Animal Show & Sale event, directly from 4-H & FFA youth livestock exhibitors. This pork has been processed into sausage and pork chops and will be donated in the morning on Thursday, June 15th sat the Verona Community Food Pantry (Dick Huff Lane, Verona) to be distributed throughout Augusta County to areas of greatest need.

“Our Pork for the Pantry program continues to grow and we’re excited to add Augusta Petroleum to our list of partners in Augusta County this year. It’s refreshing knowing so many locally connected business are supporting our local residents that might be in need.”
– Adam Ford, Marketing Manager at Rockingham Cooperative & Pork For The Pantry volunteer

Pork For The Pantry partnered with over 20 local businesses and community organizations in since its inception in 2016, donating over $15,000 to support 4-H & FFA members in Rockingham, Augusta, & Highland Counties in their projects, which contributed to over 6,000 lbs of fresh pork product that was distributed to area food pantries in the communities the pork was raised.

Throughout its history the program has proudly sent fresh pork products to those in need in the Harrisonburg, Rockingham, Augusta and Highland communities through partnerships with food pantries in those areas. More information can be found at

Press release provided by the Rockingham Cooperative.