QUINCY -- Area food pantries got a helping hand Friday from the Adams County Beef Producers.
The organization donated 975 pounds of ground beef in a drive-thru distribution at the Adams County Farm Bureau.
"This is a great opportunity to get some high-quality beef back out in the community to food pantries that could definitely use it," Adams County Farm Bureau Manager Shawn Valter said.
"With the low prices farmers are receiving for their livestock right now, and no place for a lot of it to go with packing plants on a downturn with the virus, they thought this was a perfect opportunity for local beef producers to shine and step up."
The Adams County Beef Producers donated locally grown beef that was processed by Kabrick's in Plainville. Farm Bureau provided funding for processing the beef, which was ground and put into 1-pound packages.