Wrapping Up Power Snack Day Four

posted on Wednesday, October 27, 2021

"The Power Snack program will help students who may not have the means to purchase quality food. Many students do not get nutritional meals when they are not at school so this would mean they could get meals that are good for them to help keep them healthy," said Marlana Tewes, Counselor at Clay Central Everly School. "This extra food would also help keep food on the table so they won't go hungry on the weekends or holidays."

The rain couldn't keep us away today if it tried! Another successful day of Power Snack deliveries is complete. We had wonderful help from 6th graders to top it off.


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.

Students at Clay Central Everly School will receive Power Snack coupon booklets. 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, Clay Central Everly being just one district of many.