The United Way of the Mark Twain Area and its partners have once again brought home the bacon – and sausage and ham and pork chops – to area food pantries and senior centers.

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The distribution Monday of some 8,400 pounds of pork was the second major donation of pork in the last two months.

As happened in April, the United Way learned that shutdowns of area pork processors resulted in the availability of 100 hogs that local farmers would donate.

The $9,500 cost of processing this time was covered by northeast Missouri Farm Bureau boards, the Missouri Farm Bureau Federation and the United Way’s COVID-19 Response Fund.

A Fulton firm handled the processing. A Bowen, Illinois trucking firm brought it home for distribution.

Organizations in twelve northeast Missouri counties benefited from the latest pork windfall.