Iowa’s largest pork producer, Iowa Select Farms, is giving away 17,000 pork loins to families in need across Iowa.
Creston Middle School student government members will help Iowa Select Farm employees distribute the pork loins 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Union County Fair Grounds, 301 S. Grace St., Afton.
“Pork loins are perfect for a memorable Christmas feast, and we wanted all Iowa families to be able to share a special meal this holiday season,” said Iowa Select Farms Communications Director Jen Sorenson.
Operation Christmas Meal has provided over 504,000 Christmas meals to Iowa families. Operation Christmas Meal has become a holiday tradition for the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation with more than 120 Iowa Select Farms employees volunteering to brave the cold and hand out the pork loins.
The Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation was established in 2006 as a way for Iowa Select Farms owners Jeff and Deb Hansen to give back to the local Iowa communities in which they operate. One of the three areas of the foundation’s focus is combatting hunger in Iowa, as one in eight Iowans are food insecure. Each of the roasts provides 24 servings of lean, nutrient-rich pork.
“We are proud to be a homegrown Iowa company working in the heart of Iowa communities. Operation Christmas Meal is just one way for us to give our fellow Iowans a helping hand,” said Iowa Select Farms Founder Jeff Hansen.
During an especially difficult time for families in need, Operation Christmas Meal helps create a happy holiday for all Iowans. Families also received a recipe booklet filled with easy, delicious and economical ways to prepare the fresh pork loin roast.