Schleswig Community School was Another Stop on Our Power Snack Tour
“We absolutely see a difference in the learning ability of students that come to school hungry,” said Jennifer Bower, Counselor at Schleswig Community School. “Students are who are well-fed are better able to focus on learning.”
Our next stop on our journey to alleviate childhood food insecurity in Iowa was in Schleswig, where our team delivered 720 Power Snacks for local students.
A program of Iowa Select Farms and the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation, Power Snack provides coupons for deli ham and whole wheat bread for students identified by their schools as food-insecure.
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.
“Being able to provide families a bonus food source during times that children are at home more is huge,” explained Jennifer. “When kids are home for breaks, it requires families to stretch their budgets even further to put food on the table. Power Snack is a great program because the coupons are easy for families to use and directly benefit our students.”