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Food bank to begin operations at new location this week

MASON CITY – Beginning Wednesday, October l, Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank will be serving clients from their new location.

The food bank will be open at 1 PM at their 122 South Adams location [one block west of Penneys] in downtown Mason City. Their former location in the alley entrance of Mohawk Square is now closed.

One very important change in the new operation is the clients choice program. This new program means that all clients will now be responsible for providing their own plastic, paper or cloth bags when they come to the food bank.

Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank’s new hours of operation are from 1-4 PM on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The food bank will be open from 2:30-5:30 PM on Mondays.

Volunteers stock shelves at new location (
Volunteers stock shelves at new location

Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank will also be open from 9-11 AM Monday through Friday to accept food or financial donations.

Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank operates one of the larger food banks in the state of Iowa In 2013 Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank provided groceries to help prepare nearly 202,000 meals to feed almost 17,000 people. To better enable clients to select balanced and nutritious food choices Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank has consulted with the Food Bank of Iowa to create and develop this client choice food approach.

In operating Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank, which includes government commodities, no one is discriminated against because of race, color, national origin, sex, age or ability.

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