"We send the Power Snack coupons home with our Feed Our Kid Program, (Backpack program) and it has been an answered prayer for many of our families," said Kate Francis, Counselor in the Emmetsburg Community School District. "The students in our program look forward to receiving their weekly food supplement bag every week. The foods we send home are items the kids can make on their own. They are nutritious and delicious. We are blessed to have such a meaningful and valuable program and to pair these coupons with it is a gift."
Between October 20th and November 15th, Iowa Select Farms employees will distribute Power Snack™ Teacher Supply Kits to schools across Iowa.
In total, 89 school districts will be recipients of this program. Power Snack™ helps reduce childhood hunger in Iowa by providing kids the means to purchase nutritious food to prepare at home. Four different times throughout the school year, children identified by the school as food insecure receive a $5 coupon for deli ham and $3 coupon for a loaf of whole wheat bread.
The Emmetsburg Community School District has 1,200 coupons to distribute to their students and families within their community.