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United Way of Story County Food Drive

06/14/16

From July 2015 to February 2016, the Salvation Army's food pantry served 119 families that had never been to the pantry before.  A person can get food from a pantry once a month, but it only lasts 2-3 days.  For the first time in five years, the need is growing in Story County. 

More than one in four children in Story County is eligible to receive free/reduced lunch.  When summer break starts, these children will not have access to school-provided meals.  The need for food at local food pantries is always greater during the summer months.  From April 25th through May 5th, United Way of Story County held their 8th annual LIVE UNITED Food Drive to combat the need.

Todd & Sargent employees contributing to this drive and donated 46 pounds plus a cash donation to United Way.  The East Ames area businesses contributed over 1,000 pounds of food/product and over $1,300 in cash donations total!

You can read more about the LIVE UNITED Food Drive here.