Allison Bates

Jul 10 2019

Strike Out Hunger Summer Food Drive 2019


This July marks CommUnity Food Bank (formerly the Crisis Center of Johnson County) Strike Out Hunger – Summer Food Drive (formerly Thanksgiving in July Community-Wide Food Drive) that helps fill the shelves of local community pantries. During the summer months, there tends to be a donation gap. School is out for the summer and many children in our community may not have access to meals they would normally be getting through their school.

Did you know?

  • $35 feeds a family of five for one week.
  • $50 feeds an elderly couple for one month.
  • $110 feeds two siblings for two months.
  • $250 feeds three children lunch every day this summer.
  • $1 donation can purchase an average of four pounds of food.

What to Donate

  • Financial donations allow the CommUnity Food Bank to maximize every dollar’s impact.
  • Food donations. Here’s a list of the best items to donate: Top 10 Needed Items at Local Food Banks.
  • Host a food drive of your own.

Where to Donate

The CommUnity Food Bank helps to alleviate hunger in Johnson County by distributing 106,000 pounds of food each month―that’s 1.3 million pounds annually! Consider a donation of your own today.

For Linn and Washington County, consider donating to your local food pantries this summer as the need for donations rises. For more information about donating, please visit Hawkeye Area Community Action Program (HACAP)The Salvation Army of Cedar Rapids or your local food pantry.

Allison Bates

About Allison Bates

Allison Bates is First Vice President and Branch Manager at Hills Bank’s North Liberty location on Forevergreen Road. She has been at Hills Bank since 2011 helping customers with their banking needs. In her free time, Allison enjoys spending time outdoors, cheering on the Chicago Cubs, and spending time with her husband, Nelson. Allison can be reached at

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