Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation Fights Childhood Hunger in Powerful Ways
Through the Power Snack program, the Foundation partners with schools in our Homegrown Iowa communities to provide the means for food insecure students to make their own “Power Snacks”—nutritious ham sandwiches made from deli ham and whole wheat bread.
Iowa Select Farms employees deliver ham and bread coupons and pork sticks to teachers and schools for distribution to students at risk for food insecurity. The coupons can be redeemed at any local grocery store or market, and they supply students with the ingredients to make 48 delicious Power Snack sandwiches at home.
Pork sticks are added to the deliveries as a tool for teachers and other school staff members to provide non-perishable and immediate access to protein for students in the classroom.
During long school breaks and over weekends, at-risk students often worry about where their next meal is coming from. Knowing that one in eight Iowa students are food insecure, the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation continues its Power Snack program to work toward a reality where no child goes hungry.
Power Snack 2023-2024 School Enrollment Form
Power Snack Program Fact Sheet for Teachers
Classroom Video--Shopping for Protein in a Small Town
Classroom Video--Shopping for Protein in a Small Town (Spanish)
Classroom Video--Shopping for Ham in a Hy-Vee
Classroom Video--Shopping for Ham in a Hy-Vee (Spanish)
Classroom Video--Ham and Cheese Kabobs
Classroom Video--Ham and Cheese Kabobs (Spanish)
Classroom Video--Ham and Cheese Charcuterie
Classroom Video--Ham and Cheese Charcuterie (Spanish)
Classroom Video--Scrambled Eggs and Ham in a Cup
Classroom Video--Scrambled Eggs and Ham in a Cup (Spanish)