'Give a Helping Ham' returns to South Dakota for holiday season

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) - Hy-Vee is once again hoping to "give a helping ham" to families in need this holiday season.

The stores are teaming up with Pipestone, a pig management company, to donate pork to Feeding South Dakota in Sioux Falls. Coborn's in Mitchell will also participating this year.

For every ham purchased at a Sioux Falls Hy-Vee location from Nov. 14 until Nov. 24, Pipestone will donate a pound of pork loin.

"There are an astounding number of families in our communities that are food insecure," Pipestone's CEO Dr. Luke Minion said in a press release. "'Give a Helping Ham' is a simple way to get local residents involved in giving back and providing families with some nutritious protein that they may not otherwise have.”

Feeding South Dakota will distribute the pork through its programs across the state.

Last year, the program donated more than 82,000 pounds of pork across the Midwest.