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Food bank begins personal care drive

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With the help of several organizations, businesses and churches, the Northeast Iowa Food Bank is hosting the annual Personal Care Drive, throughout the summer. 

The Food Bank is working with many locations to serve as collection points for the drive. Requested items for the Personal Care Drive include toilet paper, soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste and boxes of tissue. 

“We have strived to ensure that basic necessities such as personal care items are available locally through the Cedar Valley Food Pantry. This drive will give us a chance to collect many of these items for local distribution as well as distribution through other pantries in Northeast Iowa,” Barbara Prather, Executive Director of the Northeast Iowa Food Bank, said. 

Representatives from the Northeast Iowa Food Bank will be stationed at Cedar Valley Fareways August 2nd 10 a.m. – noon, Cedar Falls and Waverly Wal-Marts Aug. 9 from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. and Independence Wal-Mart August 16 from 9 a.m.-11a.m. 

The Northeast Iowa Food Bank provides nutritious food, grocery products and hunger education to about 200 nonprofit organizations who assist the hungry, and to individuals who need food assistance to sustain life.

Last year, the Food Bank distributed more than 5 million pounds of food within a 16-county service area.

For more information, to volunteer or to get your organization involved, contact Sheri Huber-Otting at 319-235-0507 or by email at shuber-otting@feedingamerica.org. Participating locations can be found atwww.northeastiowafoodbank.org.

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