Power Snack Goes Home to Hardin County
Hello Hardin County! It’s good to be home!
This morning we made the rounds through some of our favorite Homegrown Iowa communities to donate 3,500 Power Snack coupons and Pork Sticks.
With one in seven Iowa children facing food insecurity, Iowa Select Farms and the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation are fighting back with 1,000,000 ham sandwiches, 20,000 pork sticks and educational resources for teachers.
Our first stops were at Hubbard-Radcliffe Elementary and Hubbard-Radcliffe Middle/High School, then it was over to Eldora-News Providence CSD. The coupons donated to qualifying students this morning will provide enough ingredients to make 42,000 meals.
What we love most about the coupons (other than being bright, fun and empowering!) is that they’re easy-to-use. Four 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. Those coupons can be redeemed at any local grocery store and will provide children with the food ingredients to make 12 protein-packed “Power Snacks” at home.
"These are going to be a great resource for our students, especially as we've seen an increase in our free/reduced numbers since the start of COVID," said Brittany Steppe, Building Secretary at Eldora-News Providence Elementary. "Anything we can do to help them is appreciated and these coupons and Pork Sticks are going to be an awesome resource for our students."