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Live United Food Drive: April 23 - May 3, 2018


Posted on Monday, April 23, 2018 in News & Events

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Hunger is real. Nearly one in four children in Story County continue to be eligible to receive free/reduced lunch. Once summer break starts, these children won’t have access to school-provided meals. Therefore, the need for food at local food pantries is even greater during the summer months. To combat the need, United Way of Story County (UWSC) will hold the 10th annual LIVE UNITED Food Drive April 23-May 3. More information, including lists of desired items and drop off locations, can be found online. (Don’t forget to check the expiration dates!)

  • Nearly one in four students in Story County is eligible to receive free/reduced lunch. You can help feed them this summer by donating to the LIVE UNITED Food Drive April 23-May 3. www.uwstory.org/FoodDrive
  • United Way of Story County is holding the tenth annual LIVE UNITED Food Drive April 23-May 3. Visit www.uwstory.org/FoodDrive to find drop-off locations and wish list. (Don’t forget to check the expiration dates!)
  • While food donations are necessary for the success of the LIVE UNITED Food Drive, monetary donations are also accepted. Did you know financial contributions can really stretch at the Food Bank of Iowa? $5 purchases 35 pounds of food, $10 purchases 71 pounds, and $25 purchases almost 180 pounds! Simply drop off cash or check (made out to UWSC) by May 3 at any collection spot. www.uwstory.org/FoodDrive   
  • Donate to United Way of Story County’s LIVE UNITED Food Drive April 23-May 3! Items always needed include canned fruit, canned chicken, cereal, diapers, laundry soap, toilet paper, and shampoo/conditioner. PLEASE check the expiration dates!  www.uwstory.org/FoodDrive
  • The LIVE UNITED Food Drive is almost over! Don’t forget to donate to help feed the hungry by May 3! www.uwstory.org/FoodDrive
  • Since 2011, the number of students receiving free/reduced lunch has increased by 7%. You can help feed them this summer by donating to the LIVE UNITED Food Drive April 23-May 3. www.uwstory.org/FoodDrive

Ames:

  • From July 2017 to February 2018, The Salvation Army’s food pantry served 152 new families that have never been to their pantry before. A person can get food from a pantry once a month but it only lasts 2-3 days. Help the need by donating to United Way’s LIVE UNITED Food Drive April 24-May 4! www.uwstory.org/FoodDrive
  • In 2017, MICA’s food pantry served more than 11,000 individuals (3,873 households). MICA’s monthly average is nearly 300 households. Help the effort by donating to United Way of Story County’s LIVE UNITED Food Drive April 24-May 4! www.uwstory.org/FoodDrive

Ballard:

  • The Slater/Sheldahl Food Pantry broke a 5 year record in November 2017 by serving 49 families in just one month! Help the effort by donating to United Way of Story County’s LIVE UNITED Food Drive April 23-May 3! www.uwstory.org/FoodDrive

Eastern Story County:

  • The Nevada Community Cupboard, which is open once a week, serves an average of 100 families each month. Help the effort by donating to United Way of Story County’s LIVE UNITED Food Drive April 23-May 3! www.uwstory.org/FoodDrive
  • The Maxwell Community Food Pantry, which is open once a month, served an average of 20 families each month in 2017. Help the effort by donating to United Way of Story County’s LIVE UNITED Food Drive April 23-May 3! www.uwstory.org/FoodDrive

Roland and Story City:

  • Loaves & Fishes, which is open once a week, served on average 230 people/month in 2017, up from 200 people/month in 2016. Help the effort by donating to United Way of Story County’s LIVE UNITED Food Drive April 23-May 3! www.uwstory.org
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