Filling Our Shelves
For nearly 50 years, Community Action Agency of Siouxland has been helping low-income individuals and families. Each year we provide services to more than 13,000 individuals. This past year, with the COVID-19 pandemic, the hardships many families faced have been even greater. Some families needed help when they did not need it before because of a job loss or reduced hours. At every step, we were there to help with food, rent, utilities and even burial assistance for the loss of a loved one. Through our George J. Williams Memorial Food Bank alone, we have helped more than 5,000 individuals with not only food, but clothing, personal and household items. We know that we would not have been able to do it alone. This past month, we have had some incredible partners step forward to help fill our freezers and shelves so we could feed individuals and families struggling to find their next meal. We wanted to take this time to especially thank the following businesses who have donated 3,000 pounds of food. Those partners are Sioux City Hy-Vee Stores, Tyson Foods, Iowa Pork Producers, Seaboard Triumph Foods and St. Mark Lutheran Church. Food donations are always welcome and needed. If you would like to donate, please call Kim Wilson, Chief Development Officer at 712-274-1610 x206. You can also donate on our website, by clicking here.
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has come to an end. This year, we were grateful to be able to help more than 2,900 people with their energy bills. LIHEAP runs from October 1 through April 30. It is a federally funded program through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This year, eligible households received an average award amount of $450. In all, we were able to provide more than $1.3 million worth of help to Woodbury County families who needed it most during this challenging year.
Even though LIHEAP has ended, eligible households can still get help with their utility bills through our Energy Crisis Intervention Program (ECIP). To learn more about this program please click here.
How You Can Help
It is through the generosity of our donors that we are able to help more than 14,000 individuals and families each year. We truly could not do what we do without you. It is through your generosity that families are building stronger bonds and becoming more self-sufficient. To learn more about how you can donate to us, please click here.
How We Are Helping Others...
Here is how many people we have been able to help since the start of our fiscal year on October 1, 2020.
Individuals helped with food and personal/household items
Individuals helped with clothing
Households helped with LIHEAP
To ensure everyone's safety, we ask that you stay home if you are feeling ill or have tested positive for COVID-19. You can call our agency at 712-274-1610 and we can deliver the items you need to your home.