Louisville, KY (December 6, 2004) – For the 10th consecutive year, the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) is donating top quality meat derived from the Sale of Champions to Kentucky Harvest, as well as offering an additional 10 percent of the Sale’s proceeds to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables. Almost one ton of meat and nearly 11 tons of fresh fruits and vegetables are being donated, meaning that 48,000 meals will be served from the NAILE donation.
“Thanks to a record-setting $82,500 raised at this year’s Sale of Champions, we are proud to be able to provide Kentucky Harvest with almost 12 tons of fresh food this year,” said Harold Workman, President and CEO of the Kentucky State Fair Board. “NAILE’s successful partnership with Kentucky Harvest has allowed the sellers and the buyers from the Sale of Champions to help feed the hungry in our community for 10 years running, and we look forward to continuing this effort in the future.”
“The nutritional importance and value of the meat donation is tremendous since Kentucky Harvest receives very little meat donations,” explained Stan Curtis, founder of Kentucky Harvest. “The relationship between NAILE and Kentucky Harvest in the past decade has been extraordinary, and allowed Kentucky Harvest to provide exceptionally nutritious meals to the homeless men, women and children in this community. This accumulation of donations over the years from NAILE is something we look forward to every year and are extremely thankful to receive.”
Several members of the NAILE Executive Committee and staff will be on hand to serve lunch at Wayside Christian Mission on Thursday, December 9, in downtown Louisville.
In addition to the 1,917 lbs. of meat donated from the six champion specimens, NAILE is providing the following quantities of fresh fruits and vegetables:
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For additional information about the North American International Livestock Exposition or Sale of Champions, visit www.livestockexpo.org.