The Indianapolis Hockey Team the Indy Fuel joined Indiana Pork to present the brand-new “Garbage Burger” at their recently concluded hockey season. The partnership helped “Drop the Puck on Hunger,” and provided a donation to benefit Feeding Indiana’s Hungry (FIsH).
The Garbage Burger, a ground pork burger topped with pulled BBQ pork, was sold throughout Indiana Farmers Coliseum during the Indy Fuel home games in the 2016-17 season. For every Garbage Burger sold, Indiana Pork donated one meal to Feeding Indiana’s Hungry.
“We were excited to showcase the Garbage Burger at the Indy Fuel games,” said Jeanette Merritt, Director of Checkoff Programs for Indiana Pork. “The Garbage Burger is a popular item on our Indiana State Fair menu and we are thrilled that Indy Fuel fans helped us feed 800 families! Indiana hog farmers are very generous with donations to their local food pantries. Our farmers are happy to help those in need whenever they can.”
“We appreciate Indiana Pork Producers, the Indy Fuel, and fans of both for providing nutritious pork meals to clients of Indiana’s food banks,” said Emily Weikert Bryant, Executive Director of Feeding Indiana’s Hungry.
The ground pork will be distributed to central Indiana residents through Gleaners Food Bank.