Lincoln Elementary and Hartley Elementary Power Snack Deliveries
“It’s brain food!” exclaimed Erin Bremer, the counselor at Lincoln Elementary in Osage, IA. “These coupons are going to provide our students with the healthy protein and carbohydrates they need to grow!”
We met with Erin today on round two of our Power Snack deliveries. Our team hit the road bright and early today with our sites set on EIGHT different counties: Clay, O’Brien, Palo Alto, Cherokee, Howard, Mitchell, Floyd and Butler.
In total, our team will travel to 19 schools schools delivering Power Snacks to more than 2,550 local children in need. With Thanksgiving Break right about the corner, there couldn’t be a better time to put Power Snack coupons directly in the hands of students who might not know where their meals are going to come from when school is not in session.
“These coupons are going to make such an impact in the communities that our students come from,” said Deb Bleeker, the school secretary at Hartley Elementary School, which also serves the communities of Sanborn and Melvin. “In the past we’ve been able to provide families with milk and bread, but never protein. It’s just too expensive and unfortunately is the first thing to go when budgets are stretched.”
According to Feeding America, one in eight Iowa children do not have enough to eat and are considered food insecure. The Power Snack Program, made possible by the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation and Iowa Select Farms, is aimed specifically at these children. No child should ever go hungry, which is why we’re excited to be delivering these coupons for $5 of shaved ham and $3 for a loaf of whole wheat bread.
We hope you’re enjoying following along, learning more about the Power Snack Program and most importantly, meeting the incredible teachers, secretaries and Principals who are helping us take a stand against hunger one child at a time!