Haul Out Hunger

Haul Out Hunger Helps Families in Need

Parents in financial need face even more difficulty providing complete and nutritious meals to their children during summer months when school lunch programs are not available. “Haul Out Hunger” continues the long-standing efforts of Iowa Select Farms and the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation to support local food pantries while highlighting and building awareness of food insecurity issues in Iowa.

Haul Out Hunger is our flagship program that continues the long-standing efforts of Iowa Select Farms and the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation to support local food pantries while highlighting and building awareness of food insecurity issues in Iowa.

Throughout the three-week “Haul Out Hunger” program period in June, Iowa Select Farms employees travel more than 3,500 miles to deliver 32 tons of pork. The effort restocks refrigerators and freezers in 130 food pantries and community shelves located in nearly 75 Iowa communities.

The boneless pork loins are approximately five pounds each and can feed 24 people a three-ounce serving of pork. A 16-page booklet to provide families with information about how to properly store, handle and prepare the pork accompanied each loin. The booklet also contains a collection of easy and economical recipes for families to prepare the pork loin into a full meal, and even stretch it into several meals.

We're proud to be farmers, and also be able to give our power-packed protein back to Iowa families.

More about the program here