Eastern Iowans in need of food have several different options this week thanks to Amerigroup and local food banks! According to an official press release:

"Amerigroup will provide more than 50,000 meals to impacted Iowans to support ongoing disaster recovery efforts as many people are rebuilding lives and communities following the August 10 derecho.

Amerigroup’s relief efforts will provide meals to families, children, and seniors to ensure access and affordability of healthy meals so fewer Iowans will go hungry in the coming days."

Volunteers will be stationed at several drive-thru (no contact) distribution sites in the area today, August 24th, through Friday, August 28th. The food is free and will be available to the community on a first-come, first-served basis. Here is the daily schedule:

  • Monday, August 24
    • Tama-Meskwaki Celebration Assembly of God
      • 900 E. 5th Street, Tama
      • 10 a.m. to noon
    • Marshalltown Salvation Army
      • 107 W. State St, Marshalltown
      • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 25
    • Newton Salvation Army
      • 301 N. 2nd Avenue E., Newton
      • 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
    • Marshalltown Salvation Army
      • 107 W. State St, Marshalltown
      • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Metro High School
      • 1212 7th St SE, Cedar Rapids
      • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • St Paul’s Methodist Church
      • 1340 3rd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids
      • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Ladd Library
      • 3750 Williams Blvd, Cedar Rapids
      • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Northwest Recreation Center parking lot
      • 1340 11th St NW, Cedar Rapids
      • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Taylor Elementary School
      • 720 7th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids
      • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 26
    • Belle Plaine Community Center
      • 1309 5th Ave, Belle Plaine
      • 11 a.m. to noon
    • Marshalltown Salvation Army
      • 107 W. State St, Marshalltown
      • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 27th
    • Marshalltown Salvation Army
      • 107 W. State St, Marshalltown
      • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Metro High School
      • 1212 7th St SE, Cedar Rapids
      • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • St Paul’s Methodist Church
      • 1340 3rd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids
      • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Ladd Library
      • 3750 Williams Blvd, Cedar Rapids
      • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Northwest Recreation Center parking lot
      • 1340 11th St NW, Cedar Rapids
      • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Taylor Elementary School
      • 720 7th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids
      • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Friday, August 28th
    • Marshalltown Salvation Army
      • 107 W. State St, Marshalltown
      • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Oak Park Village
      • 1213 16th St SE, Cedar Rapids
      • 9 a.m. to noon
    • Oak Park Manor
      • 1301 15th St SE
      • 9 a.m. to noon

For more details on disaster assistance in Iowa, click HERE.