This week’s hunger relief organization is a local, Eastern Iowa,  agency named HACAP (Hawkeye Area Community Action Program.  Their tag line: “A help up, not a hand out.”  HACAP is a member of the Feeding America network of food programs.  I’ve copied, below, some of the accomplishments of their food resevoir program.  They can be found at http://www.hacap.org.  HACAP’s programs make a real difference throughout this community.

The Food Reservoir Program:

  • Distributes approximately 1.4 million pounds of food to local organizations;
  • Provides over 5,000 food boxes a year for families in need;
  • Serves as a food distributor for Holiday Assistance Programs, which help over 2,800 families annually
  • Operates the HACAP Adopt-a-Family Program that links over 300 families with individuals and organizations wishing to donate food and gifts to needy families; and
  • Saves the 103 partner agencies over $2,000,000 in food costs, based on wholesale costs, thereby allowing them to spend those funds on other program activities and services.

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