The nationwide shortage of pork processing plants has provided an unexpected blessing to the Missoula Food Bank and a local high school ag program. The MCPS Ag Center will deliver 6000 pounds (3 tons) of pork to the Food Bank on Friday. The meat came from 30 pigs that were donated by a South Dakota farmer, the Big Sky DECA club, and the Missoula, Corvallis & State Future Farmers of America chapters. The meat was processed by staff, including trained students, at the Ag Center and the donation comes at a time when demand at the Food Bank is at record levels. In the first 3 weeks of the pandemic, the Food Bank helped 500 families who had never used the free pantry before.