Molly Brown

Nov 03 2015

Top 10 Needed Items at Local Food Banks


Top 10 Needed Items at Local Food Banks

Thanksgiving gives us a chance to take a day and reflect on things we are thankful for with our family and friends. If you’re fortunate enough to have many things to be thankful for, this is also a great time to think about how you can help those who are not as fortunate. Food is expensive and the cost of groceries adds up quickly, especially if you have a large family to feed. Through the generosity of the community, food banks and pantries are available and could use a variety of non-perishable items. If you’re thinking about helping out, but wondering what to donate, here is a list of the top 10 items needed at our local food banks.

  1. Personal care items (toilet paper, laundry detergent, beauty items, baby formula, and diapers)
  2. Canned fruit and 100% fruit juices
  3. Peanut butter and jelly
  4. Canned meat like tuna and chicken
  5. Non-perishable grains like pasta and rice
  6. Tomato and pasta sauces
  7. Canned or dried beans
  8. Canned chili, soups, and stews
  9. Breakfast cereals and granola bars
  10. Financial donations

Every little bit helps, especially during the holiday season. Together we can make a difference for our neighbors in need. For more information about donating, please visit: Coralville Ecumenical Food PantryJohnson County Crisis Center, Hawkeye Area Community Action Program (HACAP), and The Salvation Army of Cedar Rapids.

Molly Brown

About Molly Brown

Molly Brown is Vice President, Commercial Banking at Hills Bank’s Coralville location. She has been at Hills Bank since 2012 helping small businesses and individuals with their banking needs. Molly has two daughters and a black lab named Junie B. She is an active volunteer in her community, serving on boards with Junior Achievement, Old Brick, Housing Trust Fund of Johnson County, and Team Breast Friends. She enjoys spending time with family and friends. Molly can be reached at molly_brown@hillsbank.com.


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