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Haul Out Hunger hits Northeast Iowa stuffing local freezers

Charles City, Iowa –  Northeast Iowa food pantries have been filled to the brim with fresh pork loins thanks to a yearly program from Iowa Select Farms and the Deb and Jeff Hanson Foundation.

Spokeswoman Allyson Ladd says ‘Haul Out Hunger’ is a two week program where they stuff freezers across the state.


They visited 120 pantries and dished out 240,000 servings statewide.

Ladd says they added 18 places this year and visited 23 pantries in the North Iowa News listening area.  This includes dropping off 20 cases or 240 pork loins in Charles City.


The program has doubled in the last five years, according to Ladd.

She credits the growth to pride from what they produce.


Community ties from workers and supporters allow the program to expand each year.


Iowa Select Farms and the foundation also provide the Power Snack Program and Operation Christmas Meal for students during the school year.


Chris Berg

Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki, daughter Brynlee and son Jaxon.
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