Davis County Community Schools was One of Our Biggest Stops
Our biggest stop of the day was Davis County Community Schools where our team unloaded 2,800 Power Snacks.
“What I’m most excited about is that this program will give our students and their families a meal, maybe even several,” said Pam Cantrell, Food Service Coordinator at Davis County Community School District. “Just being able to help someone in need is a blessing.”
For the past seven years, Iowa Select Farms and the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation have been growing Power Snack—a program that aims to reduce childhood hunger by providing access to nutritious food at home. The Program now serves 22,751 students statewide.
Four times throughout the school year, students identified by their schools as food insecure receive a Power Snack coupon booklet containing a $5 coupon for deli ham and $3 coupon for a loaf of whole wheat bread. Combining the energy and carbohydrates of whole wheat bread with the protein of ham means the children will have made themselves a real Power Snack.
New this year, schools will also receive pork sticks.
“We are excited about the addition of Pork Sticks because they’ll serve as an immediate, nutritious resource for kids,” said Jen Sorenson, Communications Director of Iowa Select Farms. “They pack a powerful protein punch and can help students curb hunger and focus on learning.”
With 700 qualifying students at DCS, 2,800 Power Snacks were delivered—a contribution valued at $22,400 and enough supplies to make 25,200 ham sandwich “Power Snacks”.