posted on Monday, January 3, 2022
Hats off to the Aplington-Parkersburg FFA Chapter for their tremendous service to the community!
Aplington-Parkersburg FFA was one of almost 50 student-based organizations that participated in the Ignite the Spirit program offered by Iowa Select Farms and the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation.
These FFA members used an ongoing partnership the chapter has with the local food pantry to support families in need through this project. The students assisted with a monthly distribution event held by the Aplington-Parkersburg Food Pantry by setting up, preparing food, serving food and delivering food to around 96 people in need.
Ignite the Spirit is an extension of the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation’s Operation Christmas Meal program and is aimed at increasing awareness of hunger locally and igniting the spirit of service by giving local student groups the tools—pork!—to help even more families during the holiday season.
As part of the program, FFA chapters and 4-H clubs also receive event kits with aprons along with a check for $250 to purchase additional food for the meal.