LINN COUNTY, Iowa (KWWL) — 'Little Free Pantries' in Cedar Rapids and Hiawatha is putting on a Thanksgiving-themed food drive up until the day before Thanksgiving.
A University of Iowa professor is involved with the organization and is having her Event Management class run the food drive.
Hayden Murphy, a junior in communications at the University of Iowa, said that with everything going on, a lot of people will be in need this year.
"I think it's important this year especially to provide other people, and even in the Cedar Rapids area with the derecho and the effects that had I think the community is definitely in need of any support that they can get," Murphy said.
The little free pantries can be found at the Collins and Edgewood Hy-Vee along with a basket at the Hiawatha Public Library.