MASON CITY – Christmas is in the cans has gotten off to a good start according to project coordinator Ozzie Ohl, founder of the OneManThinkTank, and Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank volunteer.
To date Ohl reported that “Christmas is in the cans” has received more than $3,500 in cash and checks. The goal is $11,000. An anonymous local couple recently contacted Ohl and has told him they will match the local donations up to his goal of $11,000.
Several additional businesses have also joined to assist the Hawkeye Harvest Food Banks”Christmas is in the cans” fundraiser.
New businesses that are accepting dropped off cans and non perishable items include Apparel Care, Harley Davidson of Mason City, Heritage Care Center, Quality Medical Service and the Cerro Gordo County Courthouse, Kramer Ace Hardware in Mason City and Clear Lake and CL Tel.
Previously, NorthIowaToday.com reported that these businesses were also drop off points:
First Citizens National Bank(west office and downtown office), North Iowa Community Credit Union, Fareway, both Mason City locations for NSB, Hy-Vee East and Hy-Vee West, Arnold Motors Supply, Southbridge Mall, Mason City Roofing, Stephens North Iowa Hearing, Monroe Storage, Rib Crib, Iowa Heartland Credit Union, Stephens North Iowa Hearing, and Iowa Heartland Credit Union.
Anyone wishing to make a food or financial contribution can do so by stopping at the Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank between the hours of 1-4 p.m. Monday through Friday or by sending a check to the Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank at 22 North Georgia in Mason City. Ohl asks that checks please be marked “Christmas is in the cans” in the memo line so they can keep track of the contributions.
Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank is an accredited 401 C non profit and the local food bank is completely reliant on one hundred percent volunteers. There is no one on the payroll.