2016 Charity Partner
Independence Area Food Pantry
The Main Program of the Independence Area Food Pantry is the procurement and distribution of emergency or supplemental food with an emphasis on nutrition. This service is available five days a week, and clients may use it once a month. It provides about 34 pounds of basic foods per person. Shelf stable fruits and vegetables, whole grain pastas and cereals, rice, bread, peanut butter, and canned tuna or meat are offered along with frozen vegetables and fruit, fresh fluid milk, eggs, and frozen meat in a grocery store format. Clients are limited on how much they may take, based on household size, but may choose the foods they can and will use. This has reduced waste, helps those with diet restrictions, and feels comfortable to our clients. Fresh produce and items with very short shelf life are offered unlimited, and clients have access to them as often as they like.
2015 Charity Partner
Buchanan County Animal Shelter
The Buchanan County Animal Shelter is a group of citizens working as a non-profit organization, dedicated to finding homes for misplaced animals in Buchanan County, Iowa. They are located just north of Hazleton on Highway 150.
2014 Charity Partner
Buchanan County Volunteer Co-op
Buchanan County Volunteer Co-op has been providing extended preventative home visitation and support services since 1984. These services are meant to strengthen and empower families with children, at no cost, that reside in Buchanan County. Emergency and Crisis Child Care Services are also available at no cost to county residents
Read the KWWL “Someone You Should Know” segment featuring Brenda Ristvedt and the Buchanan County Volunteer Co-op.