Supporting Students in Mount Ayr

posted on Wednesday, November 17, 2021

"We are always glad to support our families with your Power Snack coupons and pork sticks," said Stacey Andresen, Nurse at Mount Ayr Elementary School. "We have many students in need and they are so appreciative of Power Snack. Children learn better when their basic needs are met."

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.

1,600 Power Snack coupon booklets and 200 pork sticks were graciously left at Mount Ayr Elementary. 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, Mount Ayr Community School being just one of many!

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