Thanksgiving in July

Thanksgiving In July

 

Food is one of our most basic needs.

Everyone understands what it means to be hungry,

yet many are unaware of how widespread the need is in our community.

Hundreds of individuals and families with children are in need of assistance each week.

There is a network of concerned individuals silently waging the war against hunger each day.

We are asking the community to join them in the fight against hunger.

-Chef Ron Hall

 

 

Did you know

Thanksgiving in July began at Mercy IC in 1999.

Thanksgiving in July is in 11 different communities

Supporting 51 food pantries and food relief organizations.

Last year Thanksgiving in July collected

293,352 pounds of food-146 tons.

Over the last 19 years...

Thanksgiving in July has collected 660 tons of food.

 

 

 

Financial Gifts can provide

$35.00 feeds a family of five for 1 week.

                                                                                

                      $110.00 feeds two siblings for 2 months.              $250.00 feeds 3 children lunch daily this summer.
 

Our Community Wide Food Drive

Thanksgiving in July is a community wide food drive

organized by the Mercy Health Network Iowa City, Executive Chef Ron Hall

in partnership with United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties.

Thanksgiving in July food drives will be held throughout the month of July

by area business, civic and faith based organizations as well as interested individuals.

All food and funds donated will go directly to individuals and families in need of assistance

throughout Johnson & Washington Counties.

You can organize your own mini food drive for a food pantry of your choice.

Top Items Needed

Canned fruit    Canned meat    100% fruit juice    Pasta & rice
Peanut butter     Baby formula    Canned vegetables    Hearty soups & stews

 

PLEASE SEND YOUR FINANCIAL GIFTS DIRECTLYTO ONE OF THE PARTICIPATING THANKSGIVING IN JULY AGENCIES BELOW. 

PLEASE NOTE "THANKSGIVING IN JULY" IN THE MEMO SECTION TO ASSURE YOUR DONATION WILL FEED THOSE IN NEED.

 

Agencies Receiving Donations

Iowa City   The Crisis Center of Johnson County   Coralville    Coralville Community Food Pantry 
North Liberty  North Liberty Community Food Pantry    Washington  Hawkeye Area Community Action Program 
Des Moines  Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC)   Fairfield Lord’s Cupboard of Jefferson County 
Muscatine  Muscatine Community Food Pantry   &  Salvation Army of Muscatine    Quad City Area Churches United

                                                                                                                                                          

 

 

Image: