“Hunger” is an ugly word and it is right in our own backyard. The truth about hunger in Iowa is inconvenient and unwelcome. There is a misconception that government programs and emergency food providers have resolved the hunger problem. Many people today assume mistakenly that hunger is not an issue. Actually, that is an illusion. The current food system does not provide enough affordable healthy food to all who need it.
Ron Hall planned the first Iowa City-wide food drive in 1999 with the support of Mercy Iowa City and Jeff Braverman of Hawkeye Foodservice Inc.
The initiative, later named “Thanksgiving in July”, has grown considerably through his promotion and advocacy. Ron’s effort has expanded reach to other communities: Coralville, North Liberty, Fairfield, Muscatine, Tiffin/Clear Creek Amana, and the Quad Cities. All of the food and funds raised stay in those communities and provide much-needed support in the summer months when food donations are down and need is high.
The Crisis Center is asking for your help to make our Thanksgiving in July Community-Wide Food Drive a success in 2017. Community members can drop off food donations at these locations during the month of July. Thank you to our generous 2017 sponsor, Hills Bank & Trust Company! Donations can be dropped off at the following locations […]