The Crisis Center of Johnson County Needs Food Donations

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By Katie Stinson

IOWA CITY, Iowa - A Johnson County food bank needs donations. The food reservoir at the Crisis Center of Johnson County reached record numbers for distributions last month.

This high demand emphasizes the importance of the annual "Thanksgiving in July" food drive. Organizers set a collection goal for 90,000 lbs of food. That amount usually keeps shelves stocked until school begins, but the food bank went through more than 100,000 lbs of food just last month. Food donations from the community are gone almost as quickly as they come in.

"A lot of families struggle in the summer because they don't have school to essentially provide child care and two meals a day for their kid potentially," Food Bank Director Sarah Benson Witry said.

To find out how you can help, visit the the Johnson County Crisis Center's: http://jccrisiscenter.org/.

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