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Central Iowa

Food Bank of Iowa

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Food will be collected at Drake-owned and Drake-area businesses from Oct. 10-21 benefiting the Food Bank. You may drop off non-perishable food items at Mars Cafe and Drake Diner in Dogtown, Sweet Binney's in Clive, Holmes Hyundai in Clive and Holmes Chevrolet in Norwalk. On Oct. 22, an on-campus event showcasing food collected will culminate at the home football game against Valparaiso at 1 p.m. In tandem with our efforts throughout the Des Moines area, alumni will be invited to assist with a Drake student effort, the Three Mile Project, by packaging and distributing collected food items on that day. Volunteers will also collect money and money at the football game. Daily 10/10-10/21; packing shift 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and collecting shift 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Site coordinator: Kim Pfannebecker, JO’08, GR’12

Chicago: suburbs

People's Resource Center

201 S. Naperville Rd.
Wheaton, IL 60187
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Joining the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce for their Stuff a Truck event, which will support the People's Resource Center. Throughout the month of October, the Chamber has been running a can drive and on the 22nd, truckloads of food will need to be transferred and loaded into the PRC. 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Site coordinator: Buffy Higgins, AS'98

Chicago: city

One Good Deed Chicago

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One Good Deed Chicago and the Friends of the Parks, in conjunction with the Mayor’s office, are putting on a day of service at Douglas Park. Volunteers will help clean-up the park, plant trees, mulch, etc. Though not directly addressing hunger, the project is under an umbrella that is committed to sustaining the needs of the city as well as its culture of philanthropy and service. 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Site coordinator: Melissa Junge, BN'01


City Harvest Food Bank

2620 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80205
Volunteers will be sorting and boxing donated food in the City Harvest Food Bank and assisting with market basket distribution. 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Site coordinator:
Megan Caldbeck, JO'05

Kansas City - October 23


3801 Topping Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64129
Volunteers will be sorting and packing donated food at the Harvesters facility. Project materials will be provided but volunteers are encouraged to bring non-perishable items and household care items (shampoo, soap, etc.) for donation. 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Site coordinator: Tory Thaemert, JO'05


Hunger Task Force

9000 S. 68th Street
Franklin, WI
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Working in the greenhouse, harvesting crops, working on the Transplanter. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Site coordinator: Rachel Manuel, JO’08, AS’08, GR’10


Open Door Mission - Timberlake Outreach Center

2107 E Locust St. Omaha, NE 68110
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Packing sack lunches, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m
Site coordinator: Marisa Gift, AS'02


John C. Lincoln Desert Mission Food Bank

9229 N. Fourth St.
Phoenix, AZ 85020
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Packing emergency food boxes, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Site coordinator: Tammy Perkins, LA'81

Quad Cities

King's Harvest

824 West 3rd Street
Davenport, IA 52802

Food Hub

421 W. River Dr.
Davenport, IA 52801
King's Harvest: Serve breakfast Saturday morning, 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; Food Hub: TBA
Site coordinator:
Natalie Johansen, JO'08 BN'08

St. Louis

Gateway Greening

Bell Demonstration Garden
3871 Bell Ave
St Louis, MO 63108
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Clean up and maintain community gardens that support St. Louis, 8:45 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Site coordinator: Jane Green, AS'07

Twin Cities

Simpson Housing Services

2740 1st Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55408
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Make and pack sandwiches for shelter clients. For this project, volunteers will be purchasing their own materials. Drake has made a donation to get the project started, but a suggested donation of $10 is greatly appreciated to further the impact of the project. 10:00 a.m.
Site coordinator: Martha Capps, JO'78

Washington, D.C.

So Others Might Eat

3828 South Capitol Street SE
Washington, D.C.
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Deep clean (baseboards, windows, ledges, etc) and landscaping at SOME's Chabraja House. Possible additional supply/food drive in coordination with SOME. 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Site coordinator: Martha Fung, BN'04