Charles City, Iowa – Last week, the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation have announced the expansion of their Power Snack program.
The program, which is aimed at reducing childhood hunger will provide over 23 thousand children across 127 schools with nearly 840 thousand meals.
Spokesperson for the Foundation Allyson Ladd says providing extra food keeps them fuller longer.
The donation included a five dollar coupon for prepackaged ham or a pound of ham and a three dollar coupon for wheat bread.
Scotti Hagensick is a counselor at the Lincoln Elementary school.
All 175 students participate in the program. Hagensick says she’s seen the effects of the program first hand.
Clarksville Community Schools, Nashua-Plainfield Elementary, St. Joseph’s in New Hampton, Osage Community School District, Riceville, Rockford and Saint Ansgar all participate.