Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation
Giving back is in the hearts of farmers
The land in this great state gives much to its farmers. We believe it is our responsibility to give back, help our fellow Iowans and make our communities stronger. This is what we are called to do as farmers. It’s in our hearts and DNA.
It is the goal of the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation to make life better for Iowans around three areas close to our hearts.
As farmers, seeing families and children go hungry is of critical concern, and we struggle to rest easy at night knowing one in five Iowans is food insecure. While this is a complex issue, we hope our humble contributions ease the burdens and nourish many, especially children.
Supporting families fighting cancer came from a place deep in our hearts, and we work tirelessly to make just one day better for them.
With many members of the Armed Forces as employees, we feel honored to show gratitude to those who serve our country. These men and women selflessly give of themselves and we hope the meals we provide allow them to share some time around the table with the ones they love.
Today, we hold true to our humble beginnings — and as long as we are producing pork, we will work tirelessly with our generous donors and employees to continue giving back.
What We Do
The Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation operates unique programs and projects that provide food to struggling Iowa families and children, shows gratitude to members of the Armed Forces and strengthens efforts to find a cure for childhood cancers while improving the quality of life for impacted families.
2021 Foundation Impact Report
Informe del Impacto de la Fundación 2021
We proudly operate and support these programs
About the Foundation
The Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation was established in 2006 by the owners of Iowa Select Farms and is dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of fellow Iowans.
Founded and privately-owned by Iowa Falls natives Jeff and Deb Hansen, Iowa Select Farms has grown to be the largest family-owned pork production company in the U.S.
With nearly 800 swine farms across the state, Iowa Select Farms is one of the leading economic engines to Iowa’s rural communities. The company employs 1,200 people, partners with more than 650 farmers and supports nearly 1,700 local businesses throughout the state.
Where We Operate
While the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation focuses on the communities where our farms are located and our employees and contractors live and work, most programs touch families throughout the entire state of Iowa.
How We Are Funded
The Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation is a 501c3 organization funded by donations from Jeff and Deb Hansen, the employees, contractors and owner-operator truck drivers for Iowa Select Farms, and our incredibly generous friends and sponsors.