Ignite the Spirit

A student-based program for 4-H Clubs and FFA Chapters in the communities of Iowa Select Farms. The registration form is at the bottom of this page. Registration is due by Thursday, Nov 30, 2023. 

2023 Ignite the Spirit Detailer

We believe everyone deserves a good meal, especially during the holidays. As farmers, we’re proud of the product we produce. Pork is a lean and powerful protein that nourishes bodies young and old. It is easy to prepare, full of flavor and versatile.

The Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation will award FFA, 4-H and school-based organizations in our communities four (4) cases of pork loins and $500 to prepare a meal for families in need or organize food baskets to distribute. Have other ideas? Please share! The cases of pork will be available on the day Operation Christmas Meal is in or near your community.

Begin by contacting your local food pantry or church service organization to learn about hunger or homelessness in your community. Work together on an idea that best supports those individuals. This may be organizing a food drive, preparing a meal, or assembling food baskets for families in need.

Each pork loin is five pounds and serves approximately 16-18 people a healthy portion of pork. Four cases of pork loins will feed over 800 people. Cash may offset the cost of side dishes, beverages, or space rental. 

Student-based organizations in the following counties are eligible: Adams, Buena Vista, Butler, Calhoun, Carroll, Cherokee, Clarke, Clay, Crawford, Floyd, Franklin, Greene, Grundy,  Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Howard, Humboldt, Ida, Kossuth, Lucas, Lyon, Mahaska, Marshall, Mitchell, Palo Alto, Pocahontas, Pottawattamie, Poweshiek, Ringgold, Sac, Story, Tama, Taylor, Union, Wayne, Webster, Winnebago, Woodbury and Wright.

All fields marked with * are required.

Ignite the Spirit Registration Form