Additional Food Storage
In coordination with the State of Iowa and the Iowa Department of Human Services four million dollars in funds was available for COVID-19 health emergency activities to food bank partner agencies and programs. Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have worked hard to help individuals and families with the resources they need to help them with the hardships they faced. For thousands of individuals that meant needing help to put food on the table for themselves and their loved ones. Since the pandemic began in March 2020, we have helped 4,291 individuals through our five-day a week food bank, known as the George J. Williams Memorial Food Bank. In addition to this need and the generosity of the community, we needed additional capacity to store food. The freezers we had before were in disrepair and did not allow for adequate storage space. This is why we were so grateful to be the recipients of these grant dollars to purchase two new freezers and a refrigerator. Having this refrigerator has helped us to provide even more healthy items to those we serve. If you or your organization would like to donate to our food bank, please contact Kim Wilson, Chief Development Officer at 712-274-1610 or by email at email@example.com.
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Starting Soon
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, also know as LIHEAP, will officially begin on October 1 for households with members who are elderly or disabled. Recently, we have begun sending out automatic eligibility letters to households who were approved last year and meet certain criteria. We would like to request that anyone who received one of these letters return them as soon as possible so we can begin to process your application for this year. For all other households, LIHEAP season begins on November 1 and will run until April 30. To see if you or members of your household qualify, please click here.
How You Can Help
Each year, we help approximately 13,000 individuals. It is through our work that individuals and families are getting what they need to help them become more self-sufficient. This work would not be possible without the help of our generous donors. With your help, families are building stronger bonds and individuals are getting back on their feet. 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, clothing and personal/household items
Households helped with LIHEAP 2020
Fall enrollment for Early Childhood classrooms
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.