Henry’s Heroes Helps the Littlest of Iowans
Henry’s Heroes supplies children’s personal care items to hospitals, food pantries, and women and children’s shelters in the communities where Iowa Select Farms employees and contractors live and work.
The program was inspired by Henry Johnson, Jeff and Deb Hansen’s grandchild and the son of Natalie and Jake Johnson. Natalie had the vision for Henry’s Heroes after she and Jake organized a donation of Henry’s baby shower items to be gifted to Blank Children’s Hospital.
After Henry was born, they founded the program to help provide basic children’s necessities not covered by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Women, Infant and Children (WIC) or other governmental support programs. Common items include bottles, diapers, children’s medicine, shampoo, body wash, lotion and other hygiene products.
In 2019, Henry’s Heroes was added to the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation’s roster of programs that help communities across Iowa. Through the program, children’s personal care items will be strategically distributed to communities via other Foundation programs, including Haul Out Hunger, Operation Christmas Meal and Little Free Pantry.
More about the program here
Henry’s Heroes Program Detailer