The Jeff and Debra Hansen – Iowa Select Farms Foundation has announced it is donating 45,000 pounds of fresh boneless pork and 15,000 pounds of cured ham to the Food Bank of Iowa in the name of Governor-elect Terry Branstad.

The meat, valued at approximately $90,000, will be distributed to needy Iowans during this holiday season.

Governor-Elect Branstad was quoted as saying: “This is an incredible display of generosity, and I want to thank Jeff and Deb for assisting my efforts on behalf of this charitable cause. This outpouring of kindness during the holidays will ensure needy families throughout the state will not go hungry this season.”

The Hansens also have graciously donated 1,700 hams to Hope Ministries of Iowa and an additional 500 hams to various food banks throughout many of the communities that Iowa Select Farms operates in.

The Hansens see these donations as a way to give back to the communities that have supported Iowa Select Farms over the years and to help some of central Iowa’s less fortunate citizens during these difficult economic times. Their hopes are these donations will allow those helped to have a more joyous holiday season.

Source: The Iowa Select Farms Foundation