From Ozzie Ohl, Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank Volunteer –
MASON CITY – Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank is up for adoption. The local north Iowa food bank will not be doing a food sculpture replica this spring and is looking for ways to offset the 38,000 pounds of food, non perishables and toilet paper that was donated last year for the construction of the Hotel on the Park at Southbridge Mall.
That sculpture project represents thousands of dollars in donated items. Those were so crucial in keeping the food bank pantries stocked last summer. To offset this major decline the food bank is going to do a special adoption to help raise money to purchase food this summer.
Businesses and individuals can adopt the food bank. A donation of $50 or more (or 100 pounds of food) provides one hour’s adoption of the food bank. Since this is an open adoption, businesses, individuals, churches clubs, organizations and others wanting to help can adopt more than one hour too.
Hours available for adoption in April are Monday-Friday from 1-4 pm. Those are the normal business hours for the food bank.
Businesses or individuals who want to adopt the Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank during the month of April can get in touch with project coordinator Ozzie Ohl.