Back to School Snacks

Three ways to incorporate fresh local meat into your lunch.

Back to School Snacks

Can you believe it is already time to send the kiddos back to school? It feels like just the other day spring sports were finishing up and buses were making their routes around town. Well while everyone will be sad to see the end of summer there are still Friday night lights and cool campfires to look forward to with the changing of seasons. Additionally, Hanford Packing is eagerly awaiting to share back-to-school snack and lunch options for when you have tried all of your Pinterest suggestions. 

Ready to Eat Snacks

Let’s start with our ready-to-eat products, which are smoked items that are ready to be sent with your student with no cooking needed. All great starters for a snack break especially when pairing it with a slice of cheese. 

We craft:

  •  beef sticks
  • jalapeno cheddar beef sticks
  • elk sticks
  • beef jerky
  • beef summer sausage 


3 Lunch Ideas

While some may take the items above as their main lunch course we have more fulfilling options. Our seasoned pulled pork would make great soft tacos or easily throw it in buns for a delicious sandwich


If you are thinking about packing your kid a salad for lunch do not be afraid to add some of the smoked chicken we have available to incorporate more protein into their day.


 The last fully cooked option for today is for when you have absolutely no time to pack a lunch because you can already see the bus coming down the road. Nothing is faster than grabbing a smoked Polish sausage and a hotdog bun to place in the lunchbox.


Meal Prep Options

For the items above we did the majority of the work for you, but if you want to do some meal planning then keep reading. Hanford Packing keeps a retail freezer stocked at all times with cuts available for purchase. Many of these items can be grilled up and loaded in tupperware. 


Boneless pork chops can be prepared with various seasonings to mingle with your child’s taste and can be served on a sandwich, in a salad, or by itself. 


BLTs are an easy and fun way to change up lunch. We carry sliced bacon which pairs wonderfully on top of a cheeseburger. 


Finally, to end on another easy route, give our brat selection a go. View the graphic below to see all of our options! These brats can be cooked on the grill or stovetop and will be ready to feast for the rest of the school week. 


Fresh Local Meat for Lunch

Hanford Packing hopes all of the students are set for the new school year! We wish everyone gives it their best to make each day great, and a day can be made great with a delicious beef stick for a snack from Hanfords! 

Place an order by calling 219-345-3755 or stop by 11391 N. IN-55 DeMotte, IN today!

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