2019 Haul Out Hunger is Taking Off!

posted on Thursday, June 20, 2019

Today is the day! Our semi is loaded with several tons of pork and we’re ready to hit the road and Haul Out Hunger.

Throughout the next two weeks, our team will travel more than 3,000 miles to deliver 1,000 cases containing 60,000 pork loins to 120 rural food pantries. In total, the loins will provide 240,000, four-ounce servings of pork for Iowa families in need.

“The unfortunate reality is that too many Iowans are in need, especially during the summer months. We hope the pork loins and supplies from Henry’s Heroes will bring some relief for struggling families,” said Jeff Hansen, President and CEO of Iowa Select Farms. “As farmers, we passionately believe in giving back to the communities where our employees and contractors live and work.”

Haul Out Hunger is one of our flagship programs that continues the long-standing efforts of Iowa Select Farms and the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation to support local food pantries while highlighting and building awareness of food insecurity issues in Iowa.

In addition to pork loins, we’ll be delivering supplies from Henry’s Heroes. The program was inspired by Henry Johnson, Deb and Jeff Hansen's grandchild and the son of Natalie and Jake Johnson, and brings children’s personal care items to hospitals, food pantries and women and children’s shelters. Natalie had the vision for Henry’s Heroes after she and Jake organized a donation of Henry's baby shower items to Blank Children's Hospital.

“We have all witnessed the pain in our world for the lack of even the most basic needs to raise a child, even in our own communities,” said Natalie. “From basics like bottles and diapers to more fun items like books, toys, and the cutest clothes, Henry’s Heroes brings joy to children and their caretakers when they are in most need.”

We're proud to be farmers, and also be able to give our power-packed protein back to Iowa families. Haul Out Hunger 2019—let’s do this!