We kicked off our ninth day of Power Snack at Timothy Christian School. "We are so thankful for the help of the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation and the Power Snack program that helps so many of our students," said Dale Akkerman. "We are 85 students strong and it really makes a big difference."
With 1 in 8 Iowa children facing food insecurity, Iowa Select Farms and the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation are fighting back with ham sandwiches, pork sticks and educational resources for teachers. These nutritious, protein-packed goodies are through the Foundation’s Power Snack™ program, which has been helping food-insecure Iowa children for nine years.
400 Power Snack coupon booklets were graciously left with these students. Each booklet contains a $5 coupon for deli ham and $3 coupon for a loaf of whole wheat bread. Combining the energy and carbohydrates of whole wheat bread with the protein of ham means the children will have made themselves a real Power Snack.
This year, 76,800 Power Snack coupons and 20,000 Pork Sticks will be distributed at 89 schools across Iowa, Timothy Christian School being just one district of many.
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