Operation Christmas Meal visits Sac County

posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018

"There was a woman that came through to take a pork loin home for her father. She said her mother had just passed away and she was sad he was all alone now," said Melissa Mandernach, an Independent Contractor for Iowa Select Farms. "But I told her, 'he's not alone, he has you and now you have this pork loin to enjoy together,' which brought tears to both of our eyes."

Another great Operation Christmas Meal pork loin giveaway is in the books! Thanks to everyone in Sac County that came out to the fairgrounds yesterday, December 10, between 11AM and 1 PM. Our team was truly humbled by the families in need and good Samaritans that came through with hopes of paying it forward this holiday season.

"I am so happy that this event comes into our local communities now," said Dan Sander, Sow Farm Manager at Iowa Select Farms. "It means a lot for us to be able to lend a helping hand right here in our own backyard."

A program of Iowa Select Farms and the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation, Operation Christmas Meal kicked off Friday, November 30, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds and ended last night, December 10, in Pocahontas. Over the course of five days, our employees and contractors volunteered their time to hand out nearly 18,000 pork loins for Iowans in need this holiday season.