This is the Second Year in a Row That Forest City Elementary and Middle School Has Received PowerSnacks

posted on Sunday, November 17, 2019


“When students are hungry, we start to see low or hyper energy-type of behaviors,” said Nancy Prohaska, Counselor at Forest City Elementary School. “They may be less attentive, get irritated easily or become depressed. Proper nutrition plays a key role in their development.”

For the second year in a row, both the Elementary and Middle School in Forest City will be receiving Power Snack—coupons for deli ham, whole wheat bread, and pork sticks.

A program of Iowa Select Farms and the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation, Power Snack aims to reduce childhood hunger by providing access to nutritious food at home.

With Thanksgiving break quickly approaching, Iowa Select Farms are traveling the state now through November 22, 2019, to hand-deliver 10,000 Power Snack pork sticks and 91,004 coupon booklets to 125 schools statewide.

Each student will receive a Power Snack booklet four times throughout the school year. Booklets contain a $5 coupon for a pound of deli ham, $3 coupon for a loaf of whole wheat bread and easy recipe ideas for kids.

“What excites me most about this program is that we know our students are going to be getting healthy food at home, especially when they’re not at school for an extended period of time,” said Nancy. “Not only is ham healthy, but it’s also easy for kids to prepare at home on their own. They can easily make a healthy sandwich for themselves.”

240 students at Forest City Schools will benefit from the Program—a donation valued at $7,680 and enough resources to make 11,520 ham sandwich “Power Snacks”