Churches United: Thanksgiving in July Returns in 2017

Thanksgiving in July Returns in 2017

Thanksgiving in July is back! Churches United of the Quad City Area, local businesses, and the caring people of the Quad Cities will again partner in 2017 to organize and promote this community-wide, non-perishable food drive. All food collected will go directly to the 26 food pantries and 3 hot meal sites operated by Churches United in the Quad Cities.

From July 1st through the 31st, community members, local business owners, and civic organizations are encouraged to hold their own food drives or make individual food donations at one of the designated drop off sites in the Quad City Area – Fareway Food Stores in Davenport, Bettendorf and Moline and QC Core Chiropractic Wellness Center and Caddy’s Sports Bar and Grill in Bettendorf. Nonperishable item needs include baby food; canned fruits and vegetables; canned meat such as tuna, Spam and chicken; peanut butter; rice pasta and pasta sauce; macaroni and cheese; juice boxes; boxed meals and soups. Paper goods – toilet paper and diapers – are also needed and gratefully accepted.

Cash donations are especially appreciated and allow the food pantries to buy bulk food at a reduced cost. Make checks payable to Churches United Thanksgiving in July and send to: Churches United of the Quad City Area, 2535 Tech Drive Suite 205, Bettendorf, IA 52722.

THANK YOU to Thanksgiving in July sponsors Fareway Food Stores, QC Core Chiropractic Wellness Center, Caddy’s Sports Bar and Grill, and the Iowa Pork Producers Association for helping us feed the hungry!

Please consider joining our board of directors and office staff, along with other member churches in walking in the parade on the Fourth of July in Bettendorf! This is a fun and exciting way to bring together our member churches and show our organization to the community. Bring a group of people, of all ages, from your church to the parade in Bettendorf. After the parade, we encourage you to visit our tent and display at the street fair in Bettendorf where we will be handing out snacks, and collecting donations for Thanksgiving in July! Attached is a photo with more information regarding the parade route.

Contact Betsy Vanausdeln, Outreach Manager at Churches United, for additional food drive details and to arrange delivery of your food donations, at 563-332-5002

There is a flyer on the kiosk in the gathering space.

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