On Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, Iowa Select Farms and the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation will give away 500 pork loins to anyone in need in Creston. Starting at 7 a.m., Iowa Select Farms employees will gather in Southwestern Community College's main parking lot to hand out free, five-pound pork loins to anyone in need. The event is expected to end at 9 a.m. IMPORTANT NOTE: Please enter at Southwestern Community College's main entrance off of Highway 25/Townline Street when coming to pickup pork loin. Turn right at the flagpole to proceed to the south end of the main parking lot where Iowa Select will be stationed. Southwestern students, please use one of the east entrances to campus, off of Lincoln Street, when coming to classes on Monday to avoid congestion.
The lively event includes festive costumes, lights, music, and other celebrations of the season. 2017 marks the first year that Operation Christmas Meal will hit the road to deliver fresh, five-pound pork loins to Iowans in rural areas. For the past six years, Operation Christmas Meal has been held exclusively at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines.
Iowa Select Farms is proud to be a homegrown Iowa company, with 1,100 employees all over the state, including several in Creston. In fact, it was feedback from employees talking about their neighbors who work hard all year and could use a helping hand during the holidays that inspired this year’s tour of 12 towns with Operation Christmas Meal.
Operation Christmas Meal is one of many initiatives put on each year by the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation, which was launched in 2006 to combat hunger in Iowa, show gratitude to members of the Armed Services and their families, and strengthen efforts to find a cure for childhood cancer while improving the quality of life for cancer patients.
What: Operation Christmas Meal, a free pork loin giveaway to Iowa families in need
When: Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, 7-9 a.m.
Where: Southwestern Community College main parking lot (southwest corner of parking lot), 1501 W. Townline Street, Creston, IA 50801
ABOUT THE DEB AND JEFF HANSEN FOUNDATION
The Hansens, who founded Iowa Select Farms and New Modern Concepts in Iowa Falls, Iowa, established the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation in 2006 to create programs and resources to relieve hunger, show gratitude to members of the Armed Services and their families, and strengthen efforts to find a cure for childhood cancer while improving the quality of life for cancer patients.