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Northeast Iowa Food Bank prepares for 2019 Cedar Valley Sack Lunch Delivery

WATERLOO, Iowa (KWWL) – Volunteers will deliver sack lunches later this month as a way to raise funds to fight hunger across northeast Iowa.

The 2019 fall edition of the Cedar Valley Sack Lunch Delivery will take place on September 26th and 27th as part of Hunger Action Month.

The lunches, which will be prepared by food bank staff and volunteers will be delivered between 9 AM – 11:30 AM both days and also Thursday evening from 5 PM -7 PM.

Any business or organization in the Cedar Valley can purchase a lunch for $8 each.  The lunches include a pulled pork sandwiches, pasta salad, chips, water, fruit, and a snack pack pudding cup. The food bank says for every lunch sold during the Sack Lunch Delivery, the Northeast Iowa Food Bank can help provide up to 32 meals to those who are hungry in northeast Iowa.

“We are excited to offer this popular lunch fundraiser again,” stated Barbara Prather, the Executive Director of the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. “The Cedar Valley Sack Lunch Delivery allows the Northeast Iowa Food Bank to show our appreciation for local organizations and businesses while also helping northeast Iowans in need. We sincerely appreciate the partnership we have with local organizations and businesses and the volunteers that help us prepare and deliver the lunches. We all partner together in the fight against hunger.”

Orders can be placed online by Thursday, September 19th at 5 PM. The food bank asks for a minimum of 8 lunches per location for delivery, with a central contact person. Orders under 8 can be picked up at the Northeast Iowa Food Bank.

The Northeast Iowa Food Bank would like to thank Sam’s Club, Wal-Mart, Tyson, Aspro, Veridian, Huff Contracting, Lincoln Savings Bank, Black Hawk Sprinklers, Green State bank, and John Deere for helping make this event possible.

The Northeast Iowa Food Bank provides nutritious food and grocery products to about 200 nonprofit organizations and programs who assist the hungry and to individuals who are in need of food assistance to sustain life. Last year, the Food Bank distributed 6.9 million meals of food.

The Food Bank provides eight programs that serve the Community: Member Agency Distribution, Cedar Valley Food Pantry, the BackPack Program, Kids Cafe, Elderly Nutrition, Mobile Food Pantries, Summer Feeding and a Community Garden. Encompassing all eight of these programs is a commitment to nutrition education. The

Food Bank is a member of the Iowa Food Bank Association and Feeding America. For more information, visit

Taylor Vessel

Multimedia Reporter

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