Lake City Food Pantry— Haul Out Hunger

posted on Thursday, June 20, 2019

Lake City, Iowa. Everything but a lake—except for today!

Lake City Food Pantry

Our Haul Out Hunger crew got caught in quite the rainstorm this afternoon, but we didn’t let it damper our spirits as we helped unload pork loins at the Lake City Food pantry. After filling the freezer at New Opportunities in Rockwell City, our semi headed down the road to Lake City where we met up with quite possibly the friendliest person in Calhoun county—Janelle Nesbit.

Janielle with pork

Lake City Food Bank

“I just get so excited every time I see the Iowa Select Farms’ semi coming into town because I know it’s filled with goodies,” exclaimed Janelle. “Whether it’s freezing outside during Christmas or raining like today, everyone’s always got a smile on their face and a pork loin in their hands.”

AJ hauling in pork loins

Lexie enjoying the rain, ha

Today the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundaiton and Iowa Select Farms kicked off their annual effort to Haul Out Hunger across rural Iowa. Throughout the next two weeks, we’ll deliver more than 60,000 pounds of fresh, boneless pork loins to rural Iowa food pantries. Along with the fresh protein, a new Foundation program called Henry’s Heroes will bring basic childhood supplies to the pantries, like diapers, wipes, formula and bottles.

Teamwork makes the dreamwork

Today we traveled more than 250 miles and delivered 1,080 pork loins for Iowa families in need—and we’re just getting started!