Way to Go Wall Lake Bandits and Viola Visions 4H Club

posted on Monday, January 11, 2021

Hats off to the ISU Extension and Outreach-Sac County Wall Lake Bandits and Viola Visions 4H Club for recently gifting 50 Christmas meals to the East Sac County Community Schools --Wheatland support team of volunteers.

The 4-H club was one of 40 student-based organizations participating in the Ignite the Spirit program offered by Iowa Select Farms and the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation.

Members of the club shopped for potatoes, vegetables, stuffing, cornbread mix, and brownie mixes with the $250 gifted through the Ignite program.

Another 4-H family traveled to the Storm Lake Operation Christmas Meal pick up point to get the cases of pork loins and meal kit materials.

All gathered to assemble the meals into the insulated bags, deliver them to the school and present them to the Chairperson of the Wheatland organization, who, in turn, delivered to families.

Ignite the Spirit is an extension of the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation’s Operation Christmas Meal program and is aimed at increasing awareness of hunger locally and igniting the spirit of service by giving local student groups the tools—pork!—to help even more families during the holiday season.

As part of the program, FFA chapters and 4-H clubs also receive event kits with aprons and masks along with a check for $250 to purchase additional food for the meal.