posted on Thursday, December 23, 2021
Kudos to the Webster City FFA Chapter for knocking their Ignite the Spirit project out of the park!
This chapter was one of almost 50 student-based organizations participating in the Ignite the Spirit program offered by Iowa Select Farms and the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation.
FFA members held a drive through event that allowed over 400 community members to stop by and pick up a hot Christmas meal. They worked with local food pantries to advertise the event and partnered with Webster City school food services to prepare a meal featuring delicious and nutritious Iowa pork loins for families in need in their community. They used the additional funds donated by the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation to purchase and prepare sides and drinks to go with the meal.
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.