Iowa City nonprofit to provide nearly 1,500 families with holiday meals

CommUnity’s Food Bank said it plans to provide nearly 1,500 families with the essentials needed...
CommUnity’s Food Bank said it plans to provide nearly 1,500 families with the essentials needed for a traditional holiday dinner through its Project Holiday this year.(CommUnity Food Bank)
Published: Nov. 22, 2022 at 10:34 AM CST
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IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG) - CommUnity’s Food Bank said it plans to provide nearly 1,500 families with the essentials needed for a traditional holiday dinner through its Project Holiday this year.

The annual fundraiser provides groceries to make home-cooked, holiday meals.

The nonprofit said this year will be the first in the project’s 35-year history that prior registration will not be required to receive a meal.

“The hope is that eliminating registration will increase the accessibility of Project Holiday and provide meals for more local families,” CommUnity’s Food Bank Manager Krystal Kabela said in a press release. “Due to rising food costs, we saw a 36% increase in people receiving food this quarter compared to the same timeframe last year.”

Project Holiday food distribution is set for Dec. 12-17 at CommUnity’s Food Pantry at Pepperwood Plaza, at 1045 Highway 6 East, in Iowa City.

Meals can also be ordered and delivered for people unable to make it to the food bank.

For more information, including how to volunteer, donate, or receive a meal, click here.