posted on Wednesday, December 22, 2021
East Pottawattamie 4-H County Extension Youth Council members are doing good in their community with the help of the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation’s Ignite the Spirit program.
4-H youth in grades 9-12 put together a community service project to give back to the families in East Pottawattamie County communities this holiday season. The 4-H members worked with local school counselors and food pantry coordinators to distribute prepackaged Christmas meals to families in need.
We met these service minded FFA students when they picked up their pork loins and kits for the meals at the Creston Operation Christmas Meal stop.
This 4-H group is a participant in Operation Christmas Meal’s Ignite the Spirit program, aimed at supporting students who wish to help fight hunger, locally.
Ignite the Spirit is a program of the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation and Iowa Select Farms and offers student FFA and 4-H organizations two cases of pork loins, a $250 check and kits so they can develop local partnerships and seek ways to help families in need. #IgniteTheSpirit