Fareway Meat and Grocery delivered 3,000 hams to the Food Bank of Iowa today to be delivered to pantries in the 55 counties the Food Bank serves. The semitrailer full of hams included 612 cases of brown sugar spiral hams and 168 cases of regular spiral hams. The donation from the Boone-based grocer is welcome, especially this time of year, because protein is in such high demand at the Food Bank and its pantry system, Food Bank officials said. Photo: Food Bank President and CEO Michelle Book is seen with representatives of Fareway after the grocer delivered 3,000 hams to the Food Bank today. Photo submitted by the Food Bank of Iowa.

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