Wayne Extension Partners with Foundation to Give Back to Community
“The families were so grateful and appreciative for the meal kits,” said Sara Gillum,
Wayne County ISU Extension and Outreach Youth Coordinator. “And we’re extremely grateful to have been a part of this project.”
Wayne County 4-H was one of 40 student-based organizations that participated in the Ignite the Spirit program offered by Iowa Select Farms and the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation. Members from the Wayne County 4-H Youth Council assembled 24 bags filled with food items to prepare a holiday meal for families in need.
The assembled food bags were delivered by Sara to a location where families picked them up.
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.
Way to go, Wayne County 4-H!