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Lord’s Cupboard to host Thanksgiving in July

Jul 06, 2017

The Lord’s Cupboard of Jefferson County will host Thanksgiving in July, a community-wide hunger-relief drive.

The drive will be from Monday through July 18. All cash and food donations will be given to The Lord’s Cupboard, to help low-income families in need of food assistance in Jefferson County.

“Thanksgiving in July provides an opportunity for individuals, businesses, civic, and faith organizations throughout the community to come together for our neighbors,” stated a press release from The Lord’s Cupboard.

The focus of the Drive is to raise food and cash donations to feed hungry people in Jefferson County. Please see below for all of the events where donations will be possible. Food donations may also be dropped off at The Lord’s Cupboard weekday afternoons. The only requirement is that the donation be non-perishable, canned or packaged food which has not expired.

 

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Fairfield Hy-Vee check-out lanes will have donation containers ready for cash or check donations during the food drive.

Hy-Vee will also provide $5 pre-filled bags of most-needed donation items which can be paid for at the check-out lanes.

Fairfield Hy-Vee Grill will host a grill-out from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 14, with all proceeds going to The Lord’s Cupboard.

Fairfield Community Band Concert – Residents are asked to bring cash donations to the Fairfield Community Band Concert at 8 p.m. July 18. Lord’s Cupboard volunteers will be on hand to “pass the hat” for cash donations.

The following locations will host donation bins for food donations:

• Cambridge Investment Research

• Community 1st Credit Union

• Everybody’s Whole Foods

• First National Bank

• Hy-Vee Customer Service Desk

• Iowa State Bank

• Libertyville Savings Bank

• MidwestOne Bank

• Pilot Grove Savings Bank

• Washington State Bank

The Lord’s Cupboard will accept cash and non-perishable food donations from 1-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Credit card donations can be made online at www.LordsCupboard.org any time. Many other businesses will host donation cans for cash donations, as well.

The Lord’s Cupboard of Jefferson County serves as the county’s sole emergency food pantry and serves about 500 food orders per month.  Nearly 50 percent of those served by the pantry are under the age of 18. For more information about Christmas in July, contact Laura Cohen at 472-8457 or at LordsCupboard@LISCO.com.

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