Thanksgiving in July provides an opportunity for individuals, businesses, civic, and faith organizations throughout the community to come together for our neighbors. The focus of the Drive is to raise both food and cash donations to feed the hungry of Jefferson County. Please see below for all of the events where donations will be possible. Food donations may also be dropped off at The Lord’s Cupboard weekday afternoons. The only requirement is that the donation be non-perishable, canned or packaged food which has not expired.
Fairfield Hy-Vee – Hy-Vee check-out lanes will have donation containers ready for your cash or check donations Monday, July 10 – Tuesday, July 18, 2017.
Hy-Vee will also provide $5 pre-filled bags of most-needed donation items which can be paid for at the check-out lanes.
Fairfield Hy-Vee Grill – The Hy-Vee Grill will host a grill-out on Friday, July 14 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m, with all proceeds going to The Lord’s Cupboard. Stop by for lunch for a great cause!
Fairfield Community Band Concert – Bring cash donations to the Fairfield Community Band Concert on Tuesday, July 18 at 8:00pm. Lord’s Cupboard volunteers will be on hand to “pass the hat” for cash donations.
The following locations will host donation bins for food donations:
Community 1st Credit Union
Everybody's Whole Foods
First National Bank
Hy-Vee Customer Service Desk
Iowa State Bank
Libertyville Savings Bank
Midwest One Bank
Pilot Grove Savings Bank
Washington State Bank
The Lord's Cupboard will accept cash and non-perishable food donations Mon-Fri, 1:00-4:00, and credit card donations can be made online at www.LordsCupboard.org any time. Many other businesses will host donation cans for cash donations, as well.
The Lord’s Cupboard of Jefferson County serves as the county’s sole emergency food pantry and serves about 500 food orders per month. Nearly 50 percent of those served by the pantry are under the age of 18. Donations of food or cash are always accepted at The Lord’s Cupboard, 303 North 4th Street in Fairfield, Monday through Friday, 1:00-4:00 p.m. Please contact Laura Cohen (LordsCupboard@LISCO.com) at 641.472.8457 for more information on Thanksgiving in July events or for a tour of The Lord’s Cupboard.