You might have noticed we added a large, lime green bag to this year's Power Snack deliveries. What's in there, you ask? Pork Sticks!
Last year, the Foundation added pork sticks to provide a portable, immediate infusion of protein to curb hunger and help children focus on learning, which was met with great enthusiasm.
In fact, when we surveyed teachers and administrators who participated in Power Snack, they spoke of the power of the immediate result of the pork sticks, so we have doubled that donation this year to 20,000 sticks.
In addition to being delicious, Pork Sticks are packed full of protein making them a hit with both children and the adults who hand them out when hunger strikes. Here's a few things teachers had to say--
“I really liked the snack sticks because I was putting the actual product in their hands and students had ready access to something healthy.”
“These pork snack sticks are awesome! Can we get twice as many next time?”
“Our students really enjoy these power snacks and families are always so appreciative of them!”