Crisis Center to launch mobile pantry program on 10/10
Iowa City, IA – The Crisis Center of Johnson County will officially launch its new mobile food pantry program on Monday, October 10th at Coles Mobile Home Court at 2128 S. Riverside Drive in Iowa City. The purpose of the mobile food pantry is to serve people in need who experience barriers to visiting local food pantries by offering pantry service in their neighborhood.
The pantry will open from 3 to 6 p.m. and there will be media availability from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Interview opportunities are available prior to the mobile pantry distribution and on location. If you would like to schedule an interview please contact Communications Coordinator Jay Capron at firstname.lastname@example.org or 319-351-2726, Ex. 106.
The mobile pantry will visit three sites that are considered food deserts: Forest View Mobile Home Park, Coles Mobile Home Park, and Breckenridge Estates. The mobile pantry will visit each location once a month, serving an estimated 300 families each month.
The mobile pantries, and upcoming school pantry, are made possible due to two generous grants from the Johnson County Board of Supervisors. This summer, The Crisis Center was awarded full funding in the amount of $42,000 through emergency hunger relief grants by the Johnson County Board of Supervisors to open a secondary school pantry and to begin a mobile pantry program. The Crisis Center would also like to thank Elder Services, Inc. for the use of their van. The van is a crucial part of the mobile food pantry program.
Mobile Food Pantry Launch
When: Monday, October 10, at 3 p.m. (*media availability at 2:30 p.m.)
Where: Coles Mobile Home Court
2128 Riverside Drive
Iowa City, IA 52240