January 14, 2019
Boone County Human Services Council Hosts New ‘Share the Love’ Food Drive
UPDATE: Over 100 pounds of food was donated to IMPACT Community Action, Salvation Army and DMACC food pantries. Thanks to those that donated!
The Boone County Human Services Council is inviting the public to participate in a new food drive initiative this February. The council is launching what they hope to be an annual ‘Share the Love’ food drive from February 1st through 10th to benefit Boone IMPACT Community Action, Boone Salvation Army, and Boone DMACC food pantries that serve the citizens of Boone County.
According to IMPACT’s Boone County Coordinator Amber Ahrens, “We see a drop in donations during February through April. The community is always supportive during the holidays, but those donations tend to run out in late
winter and early spring.” The pantries’ most needed items are meals (canned stew, chili, soup), tuna and canned meat, peanut butter, low sugar cereals, 100% fruit juices, canned fruit packed in juice and low salt canned vegetables.
Non-perishable food items and/or cash donations will be accepted at the following locations during the drive: Boone County DHS Building, Boone County Probation, DMACC Business office, Genesis Development Center, Heart of Iowa Habitat for Humanity, ISU Extension and Outreach of Boone County, and YSS of Boone County. Pre-assembled food donation bags are also available for purchase at Fareway in Boone. Bags can then be delivered to one of the donation sites listed above. Click here for complete addresses of the drop-off sites.
The Boone County Human Services Council consists of nonprofit and governmental human service agencies that serve the people of Boone County. The council meets monthly to share updates and resources. The purpose of the council is to provide networking between organizations, communicate needs and offer assistance as applicable and to advocate for human service needs in the communities of Boone County. More information can be found by visiting www.boonehsc.org.