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 Wednesday, November 30, 2022. 

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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 two 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 your community (see schedule here).

Begin by reaching out to your local food pantry or church service organizations 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. Two cases of pork loins will feed over 400 people. Cash may be used to 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