Murfreesboro, TN – The Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association (TCA) with the help from industry partners donated approximately 1,000 pounds of beef to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. Two beef steers were purchased from Tennessee cattle producers, Paul Davis and Matt Niswander. They were harvested at Pete’s Country Meats, a local USDA inspected processor in Loretto, Tennessee.
“TCA is proud to partner with our generous industry supporters in providing quality nutrient rich beef to those in need during these challenging times,” said Charles Hord, TCA Executive Vice President.
The beef donation was made possible by industry support from Farmers Supply Company in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee and Corteva Agriscience. TCA also received a grant from the Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation Sharing Change program to assist with this beef donation.
“Farmers Supply Co. and Bush Hog, Inc. are extremely honored to be in a position to partner with the Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association for their beef donation to the Second Harvest Food Bank,” said Keith Methvin, Farmers Supply Company Owner. “I can’t think of a better way to help provide nutritional and quality beef to our local communities, especially during these tough times that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused. We look forward to supporting this endeavor again and would encourage other businesses to participate whenever possible.”
With help from industry partners, TCA makes an annual beef donation to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. This is the second beef donation the association has made this year. TCA has donated roughly 2,000 pounds of nutrient-rich beef products in 2020.