I’ve lived in Muscatine my entire life. One thing that makes this community so amazing to me is the willingness of people to give back. Despite this, some of our friends and neighbors still struggle with food insecurity. When tough choices need to be made with monthly budgets, sometimes food loses out.
Fortunately, there are programs in town that provide free food to those who need it. The Muscatine Food Pantry, The Salvation Army, and Pearl City Outreach are just a few of the places that work to provide people with food. There are also programs that provide extra food for Muscatine students. The Muskie Locker provides food to students at the high school who have a need, and Bag of Blessings provides food that kids can take home for the weekends. These are just a handful of the programs that are out there to help. Next month, the Summer Food Service Program will be another great support to families who are struggling.
I encourage you to do what you can to give back, whether it’s donating to one of the programs mentioned above, or through volunteering at one of the lunch sites this summer. Food shouldn’t be a worry to members of our community, and we can do our part to make sure it isn’t.
Thank you for reading!