As we finally begin to enjoy some spring-like weather in Eastern Iowa this weekend, we look forward to more sunshine and daytime highs in the 70s by the middle of next week.

The warmer weather will be tempting us to venture out, but is exactly what Iowa should not be doing. We are told continue to avoid large crowds, wash your hands, cover your cough and stay home, especially if you’re sick.

It’s just not so easy if those stimulus checks still haven't arrived, or if they didn’t stretch as far as you had hoped. Thank the Lord that HACAP continues to host their mobile food pantry drives across eastern Iowa.

HACAP volunteers are true angels in our community. They spend hours packing, delivering and distributing free groceries to those in need during this time of crisis.

Here is the list where you will find the HACAP Mobile Food Pantry making stops over the next few weeks.

April 20th Marengo Library 235 Hilton St. noon-1:00 pm (Iowa County)

April 21st West Branch Fire Department 105 S. 2nd St. 3:30-4:30 pm (Cedar County)

April 24th North English Community Center 210 S. Main St.4:00-5:00 pm (Iowa County)

April 27th Monticello Public Library 205 E. Grand St. 3:30-4:30 pm (Jones County)

April 28th Williamsburg KCC Campus 200 West St. 3-4 pm (Iowa County)

April 29th Belle Plaine Community Center 1309 5th Ave. 11:00-noon (Benton County)


Their focus on small-town Iowa is especially appreciated by rural families whose finances have been devastated by the coronavirus.

This is more than just “Iowa nice“. This is real life-saving stuff, and it makes us proud to be called Iowans.

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