A new dining site in Geneva Tower, now open to the public, gives a place for senior citizens and those with disabilities to eat an affordable meal and connect with their community.
Articles Tagged: Food insecurity
Health Care and Medicine Jul. 17, 2022 7:00 am319d ago
Rising costs have been felt acutely by seniors on fixed incomes, who increasingly are turning to food banks and other programs. But many advocates in Iowa predicted there would be an increase in demand for food assistance after benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program returned to pre-pandemic levels
K-12 Education Jul. 7, 2022 3:06 pm329d ago
Kids on Course University distributing free meals Friday with Cedar Rapids Community School District summer school programs closed because of a cybersecurity breach
Food & Drink Jun. 11, 2022 6:00 am355d ago
For the second time in two months, the nonprofit hunger relief organization is searching for a permanent location.
State Government Jun. 9, 2022 5:42 pm357d ago
Also, Gov. Reynolds announced details of a pilot program for Iowa paraeducators
Community Jun. 1, 2022 6:00 am365d ago
HACAP Food Reservoir’s 20th Annual Eastern Iowa Freedom from Hunger Food & Fund Drive will kick off today and run through the end of September, collecting donations both online and in person for the nearly 40,000 in the community who struggle with food security
Health Care and Medicine May. 19, 2022 5:19 pm378d ago
HACAP Food Reservoir has partnered with area health care providers to launch Food is Medicine, a program that screens for food insecurity and provides immediate assistance to patients in need.
Community May. 16, 2022 6:00 am381d ago
The organization is looking for volunteers to bolster their local food rescue operations and tackle summer produce initiatives. Volunteers transport over 40,000 lbs. of food weekly to agencies throughout Johnson County that serve food-insecure populations.
A NASA climate research scientist who has spent much of her career explaining how global food production must adapt to a changing climate was awarded the World Food Prize on Thursday.
State Government Apr. 26, 2022 5:47 pm401d ago
Also, state lawmakers passed child care staffing ratio changes
Community Apr. 23, 2022 6:00 am404d ago
The $1 million Cultivate Hope Corner Store, operated by nonprofit Matthew 25 at 604 Ellis Blvd. NW, has opened with a focus on reduced-cost, healthy food in Time Check. Its mission is to educate residents on nutrition and promote food access.
Community Apr. 15, 2022 6:56 am412d ago
Every dollar donated will enable the CommUnity Food Bank to purchase five pounds of food. Each year, this event raises enough funding to stock the shelves for nearly six months. Registration is online and ends today.
Community Apr. 13, 2022 6:00 am414d ago
Johnson County is accepting applications from area nonprofit and charitable organizations that provide services to reduce food insecurity and improve access to healthy food for residents in the community. Priority will be given to applications that serve households in or near food deserts, individuals who lack access to transportation, and homebound residents.
State Government Apr. 1, 2022 4:56 pm426d ago
On Friday, Iowa ended participation in a federal program that offered households nationwide the maximum benefit available under SNAP — the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Local food pantries are preparing for a spike in demand.
Community Mar. 30, 2022 6:00 am428d ago
HACAP Food Reservoir is launching a new food drive to help advance food security in East Central Iowa. On Saturday, community members can drop off nonperishable food between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at HACAP Food Reservoir in Hiawatha, Lindale Mall or the Westdale First Federal Credit Union in Cedar Rapids.