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Bacon delivered by drone to family in Galesburg, Illinois

Bacon delivered by drone to family in Galesburg, Illinois

Well here’s is something you don’t see every day (yet). Bacon delivered by drone, a DJI Phantom 4 drone to be exact. Earlier this month in Galesburg, Illinois a drone delivered a package of bacon to Lacie Ball and her two young boys.

Bacon delivered by drone to family in Galesburg, Illinois

The Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) got creative and launched the #PassTheBacon post on Facebook to spread a little gratitude and happiness, reports the Farm Journal’s Pork.

On Facebook people were encouraged to nominate their local food pantry by commenting on #PassTheBacon. Seven winners were randomly picked out of almost 2,000 entries. Each of those seven pantries received 50 boxes of bacon and the nominators received 10 boxes a piece.

Bell’s family was one of the lucky winners and she had her bacon delivered by drone. She had nominated the emergency food pantry FISH of Galesburg that has been active since the 70s.

Bacon delivered by drone to family in Galesburg, Illinois

The seven winners included:

  • Cass County Food Pantry nominated by Ruth Simmons;
  • Edinburg Food Pantry: House on the Rock Church nominated by Dan Swinson;
  • First Baptist Church Food Pantry nominated by Darla Rose;
  • FISH of Galesburg nominated by Lacie Ball;
  • Moms on a Mission, Dupo nominated by Stephanie Gesiriech;
  • Outreach Community Center nominated by Deanna Morris;
  • St. Elmo Food Pantry nominated by Donnie Payne.

“Thanks to the generosity of the Illinois Pork Producers Association and our wonderful members for nominating Moms on a Mission, we were able to #passthebacon onto our homeless friends! Shelf-stable, pre-cooked bacon is a godsend for many of our homeless friends! A treat! They were very grateful!” says Dawn Putnam of Moms on a Mission in Dupo.

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