Hungry in Iowa

As hard as it is to believe, there are hungry children in Iowa City…

When I was researching some stats for the hungry in the state of Iowa, this is what I found from January 2011…

DES MOINES (AP) — The economic well-being of Iowa children has declined since 2000, with the percentage of children living in poverty growing by 45 percent and those eligible for food assistance skyrocketing more than 140 percent.   The report shows that the number of Iowa children eligible for food assistance increased from about 124,000 in 2000 to more than 307,000 last year.    Last week, one community food bank distributed 95 food bags, a one-week record.

Unbelievable….. and sad.
This weekend, when you shop at any of our Stuff Etc locations, YOU CAN HELP!  Donate TWO canned goods or any 2 items for the “most wanted” list below and you will receive 20% off all full-priced items.

Top Ten Needed Donations

  1. Financial Donations
  2. Canned fruit and fruit juice
  3. Canned meat
  4. Hearty soups & stews
  5. Canned vegetables
  6. Toilet paper
  7. Baby formula
  8. Baby diapers
  9. Laundry detergent
  10. Pasta & rice Please help us stock the Johnson County Crisis Center Food Bank!

One response to “Hungry in Iowa

  1. I did a search for hungry children in the U.S.A. and a photo of 3 children in Iowa came up that I would like to use for our Parish Mission which we are having on March 17, 2012. Our confirmation class is having a mission to raise awareness of Hunger in the U.S.A. and raise funds to be distributed through Catholic Charities to be used to feed Hungry children closer to home. We would like to get permission to use this photo for our Mission promotion and I am unsure as to who i need to contact to get this permission.

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