October 22, 2020
When the Covid 19 quarantine began, everything, everywhere, came to a screeching halt.
Everything except need.
Need never takes a break.
One thing that the quarantine did very quickly, was to magnify where the need was the largest.
They called it “Food insecurities”.
feedingamerica.org defines food insecurities as “a household’s inability to provide enough food for every person to live an active, healthy life. Food insecurity is one way we can measure and assess the risk of hunger.”
With all businesses closed, and the inability to leave their homes, those affected, found themselves in worse condition than they were in before.
Rebuilding Together Muscatine County, like everyone else, had their ability to serve as usual, curtailed.
Rebuilding Together Muscatine County’s Executive Director, Frank Iliff, heard of this major need.
Looking to continue serving in the community, because “It Just Needs Done”, he began to seek where he could be the most help to the community.
Through his connections with United Way, he found that he could help in food delivery around town, redistributing overstock from HyVee and other local merchants to local food pantries.
MCSA, The Salvation Army food pantries have benefited from these deliveries, and many families have been helped through these efforts.
This Saturday, another opportunity will be made available to the public.
Rebuilding Together Muscatine County will partner with MCSA and the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box initiative.
All the details you need are as follows.
THIS SATURDAY – OCTOBER 24
Spread the word!
MCSA will be hosting a Free Food Box Distribution on Saturday 10/24.
Come get yours!
Locations & Times for Box Pick-Up:10am – 1pm.
Staff and volunteers will set up distribution stations at the following areas:
- Ripley’s Mobile Home Park in main parking lot
- Van Acker’s/L&B/Gaslight Mobile Home Parks in main parking lot
- M&W Mobile Home Park along entry road
- Louisa Court Mobile Home Park along entry road
- Downtown Muscatine in Richie Sound & Lights Parking Lot 818 E 8th St
- MCSA at 312 Iowa Ave
1pm – 4pm: Open community distribution at Crossroads, 1424 Houser Street.
This location is for folks who did not visit one of the other sites.
Please SHARE to get the word out to our community!