OA Richland Robins 4-H Helps Fight Hunger

posted on Wednesday, March 24, 2021

OA Richland Robins 4-H
Kudos to the OA Richland Robins 4-H club for doing an outstanding job putting together a great meal for their community.

Amber, OA Richland Robins Club President said, “Our 4-H club ‘ignited the spirit’ by preparing nearly 300 pork loin sandwiches for our local community food pantry. Although it is not the holiday season anymore, this meal brought back the Christmas spirit of giving in each and every one of the 4-H members who participated. The only thing that would have made an even greater experience was if we were able to see how the people reacted to this meal! With this grant came a unique and new opportunity for many of the members to, as us 4-Hers say, ‘use our hands for larger service’.”

The team collaborated for Operation Christmas Meal’s Ignite the Spirit, a program of Iowa Select Farms and the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation that provides student-based organizations the means to help alleviate hunger, locally.

These young leaders organized the meal packs and distributed to their local food pantry.
Ignite the Spirit provides student organizations two cases of pork loins, a check for $250, and an event kit with grocery totes, recipe booklets and masks.

Students then take on the challenge of identifying local community needs, partnering with schools or community food pantries and communicating, organizing, and distributing the meal kits. Awesome job! #IgniteTheSpirit #OperationChristmasMeal