Joy Newhouse

Nov 17 2014

Top 10 Food Bank Donation Needs


Top 10 Food Bank Donation Needs

November is food banks’ busiest month. Nearly 70% of the food distributed in weekly food bags is donated by the community. The Johnson County Crisis Center Food Bank distributes 75,000 pounds of food each month to help alleviate hunger. The Linn County Salvation Army community meal program serves between 45,000-50,000 meals to adults and children each year. Hawkeye Area Community Action Program (HACAP) distributes 2.4 million pounds of food to local organizations and provides 4,000 food boxes to families in need.

Check out the most needed donations and—together we can make a difference for our neighbors in need.

Top Ten Needed Donations

  1. Financial donations
  2. Peanut Butter & Canned Meat
  3. Canned Fruit & 100% Fruit Juice
  4. Pastas & Rice
  5. Canned Vegetables
  6. Hearty Soups & Stews
  7. Baby Diapers (all sizes)
  8. Baby Formula & Food
  9. Laundry Detergent
  10. Toilet Paper

Please consider donating any of these items to your local food bank to help in the fight against hunger. Every little bit helps!

For more information about donating, please visit: Johnson County Crisis CenterHawkeye Area Community Action Program (HACAP), and The Salvation Army of Cedar Rapids.

Sources: Johnson County Crisis Center, Hawkeye Area Community Action Program, and The Salvation Army of Cedar Rapids
Joy Newhouse

About Joy Newhouse

Joy Newhouse is Vice President and Branch Manager at Hills Bank’s Cedar Rapids location on Blairs Ferry Road. She has been at Hills Bank since 2002 helping customers with deposit and loan needs. Joy has three active, school-aged children and spends most her weekends at basketball, baseball, and softball tournaments throughout Eastern Iowa. Joy can be reached at joy_newhouse@hillsbank.com.


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