Fourteenth annual ‘No Hungry Neighbors’ food drive

Friday, November 20, 2020

Alta Municipal Utilities and the City of Alta are sponsoring their 14th annual food drive to serve the needy people in our community. The winter season is fast approaching, and it hrings additional hardships with it. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of the needy. We can make sure that NO ONE in our community goes hungry during this upcoming holiday season.

The purpose of “No Hungry Neighbors” is to help feed the working poor, the unemployed, the elderly, the disabled, the people on fixed incomes, the homeless, and those experiencing temporary emergencies. The goal is to collect 3500 pounds of food this year. Donations will be given to the local food pantry, The Lord’s Cupboard, for distribution.

Suggested food items include: canned meat, hot dogs, tuna, cereals, canned fruit, canned vegetables, packaged meals, jello, pudding, sugar, flour, juices, soups, spaghetti sauces, dry pasta, peanut butter, dish soap, laundry detergent, and paper products.

REMINDER: expired items can not be accepted. Please check the expiration dates!

Due to COVID-19, collection barrels are placed at United Bank of Iowa, 202 Main Street. Donation hours are from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Due to City Hall being closed, if you wish to make a donation at City Hall, please set the items outside the front door, and then call 200-2105 and someone will come pick them up. Monetary donations would also be appreciated. Checks may be made out to “The Lord’s Cupboard” and dropped off in the drop box, or mailed, to Alta City Hall, Attn: No Hungry Neighbors, 223 S. Main St., Alta, lA. 51002.

Each donation, no matter how large or small, will play significant part in helping out needy neighbors. Watch for updates on the progress of the drive iu reaching the goal of 3500 pounds on the local AItatec cable channel 3!