Source: Jennifer Shike, Farm Journal’s Pork, 15 October 2020
A drone delivering bacon turned heads in Galesburg, Ill., earlier this month when it stopped at Lacie Ball’s home to bring her and her two young boys a package of bacon.
To spread a little gratitude and happiness this month, the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) got creative. When presented the opportunity to distribute shelf-stable, precooked bacon, IPPA developed the #PassTheBacon campaign on Facebook.
Facebook users were encouraged to nominate their local food pantry by commenting on the #PassTheBacon post. Of the nearly 2,000 entries, seven winners were chosen at random. Those seven pantries each received 50 boxes of bacon and the nominators.