Drone drops off bacon surprise

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.
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The South African Pork Producers’ Organisation (SAPPO) coordinates industry interventions and collaboratively manages risks in the value chain to enable the sustainability and profitability of pork producers in South Africa.