posted on Thursday, December 30, 2021
Shout out to the Clear Lake FFA Chapter for helping feed families this holiday season.
We're still getting pictures from the 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, and these are just in!
FFA members put together holiday meal boxes for low-income families within their school district. They worked with local churches to provide the families with side dishes and desserts as well. In their own unique twist, the chapter also held an essentials drive in their high school that allowed them to include soap, shampoo and toilet paper in the boxes too. Their efforts served 45 families.
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.