Pocahontas Extension and 4-H Team Up to Offer Meal Kits for Community

posted on Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Kudos to the ISU Extension Pocahontas County, Pocahontas 4-H and FFA for banding together to create meal packs for families in need.


The teams came together 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 Upper Des Moines Opportunity Food Pantry in Pocahontas, where they would distribute to families in need.


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.