The following article appeared in the Essex Free Press.
From now until Dec. 9 DPM Insurance with the help of Schinkel’s Meat Market is challenging the community of Essex to donate holiday hams to the Essex Area Food Bank.
“We are challenging the community to step up and help everyone in Essex have a nice holiday meal,” said Cindy Barnett of DPM.
For every ham donated by the community, DPM will donate an equal amount of ham, pound for pound. The hams can be purchased at Schinkel’s where they will be stored until they are donated to the food bank in time for Christmas dinner.
Greg Schinkel recommends four to five pound hams as the ideal size for a family of four allowing for leftovers. In past years both organizations have participated in turkey drives for the holidays, but Schinkel says ham is a better choice.
Ham per pound is a little more expensive than turkey but with ham there is no waste. It is easier to store and it comes pre-cooked so preparation is easy. Schinkel explained that a donation of $20 or less would help provide a good meal.
“There’s a need in the community,” said Doug Barnett of DPM. “The Food Bank is a cause we like to support.”
If you’re up to the challenge, visit Schinkel’s Meat Market to make your donation.