Over 500 Hams Donated to Hunting with Heroes on Veteran's Day

SLEEPY EYE, MN – Christensen Farms & Feedlots, Inc. (CF) is a proud supporter of the Hunting with Heroes program, a non-profit organization focused on the physical and emotional healing of our nation’s military heroes through community support, camaraderie and hunting/fishing in the rural communities of Iowa.

Each year, veterans are flown into Iowa from all over the country to attend Hunting with Heroes. The veterans spent time hunting pheasants, geese and ducks on donated land leading up to Veteran’s Day. On Veteran’s Day this year, in less than two hours, over 500 veterans drove through a patriotic display in Lakota, IA to receive a Thanksgiving meal and other gifts and donations from local businesses, including CF.

Christensen Farms was proud to once again be a donor to this event and provided a Daily’s ham for the Thanksgiving meal. Each veteran that drove through this event received an 8-pound ham from CF’s partner, Daily’s Premium Meats, in addition to the other donated meal items.

CF General Manager Nich Holland, who has been involved in the organization the past eleven years, plays an integral role in the success of this event every year on behalf of CF. He continually shows his passion for helping those in Iowa communities and our wounded vets. In addition to Nich, other CF volunteers included Lars Christianson, Brooke Erdman, Andrew Bormann, Adrienne Brammeier, Justin Murray, Cassie Thilges, Cory Thilges, Cassie Anderson, and Job Akkerman. CF also recognizes all the Hunting with Heroes leaders for their dedication to appreciating veterans who serve and protect our country.