How to Help
How to Help:
There are many ways an individual or business can help at the HACAP Food Reservoir. Take a look below to see how you can help!
Whether it's a few hours a week or more, there are many ways you can help provide food for the hungry. And no matter what your job skills or training is, there is a volunteer job for you! Food donations need to be checked in and food boxes need to be made. And we always have special projects!
We have a current need of volunteer drivers. Drivers must have a chauffer's license and must be able to drive a 24' straight truck! These volunteers will assist in picking up food from our local donors and or delivering to partner agencies.
We also have a current need for community volunteers to assist in data collection for our 2014 Hunger Study. Please contact Amy Anderson at 319-393-7811 or email@example.com
Financial donations help operating costs which includes warehouse equipment, food purchasing, staff and food transportation. A $1.00 donation allows the Food Reservoir to purchase approximately 3 meals.
Food donations are an important source of food for our Food Reservoir. You can organize a food drive at your work, school or church. A food drive increases the awareness of hunger in our community and provides an opportunity to help solve our hunger problems. See the list below to see what food is MOST NEEDED:
- Peanut Butter
- Canned Meat
- Beef Stew
- Chunky Soups
Grains and Cereals: (whole grain items)
- Cake Mix
Fruits and Vegetables:
- Juices (100% fruit juice or fruit in their own juice)
- Green Beans
- Instant Potatoes
- Toilet Paper
- Paper Towels
- Hand Soap
- Can openers
- Laundry detergent
- 1/2 pint containers
NO GLASS CONTAINERS
Plant. Grow. Share.
Do you have your own vegetable garden at home? The HACAP Food Reservoir will graciously accept any of your excess produce during the summer months. Just make sure to call or email in advance before you deliver your fresh fruits and vegetables to the Food Reservoir.
For some great tips on growing your own food, visit our friends at Cultivate Iowa
Tours of the Food Reservoir are also available to any group or organization! You and your group/organization will learn where our food comes from, what kinds of food we offer and other fun tips and information. Hands on activities are also provided upond request!
For more information on how to help or to schedule a tour, contact Amanda Pieper at (319) 393-7811 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Special thanks to:
The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation
The Darden Restaurants Community Grants Program
2013 FootPRINT Fund by Allegra Print & Imaging