Help alleviate local hunger – join LAS in supporting the 10th Annual Live United Food Drive

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Hunger is real. Nearly one in four children in Story County continue to be eligible to receive free/reduced lunch. Once summer break starts, the need for food at local food pantries becomes even greater. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is participating with other ISU units in United Way of Story County’s 10th annual Live United Food Drive. To help, drop off your food donations from April 23 to May 3 at boxes located on first and second floor Catt Hall.

Non-perishable Item Wish List

Food Items (no glass jars, please)

  • Boxed/Helper meals
  • Canned fruit (especially pineapple and mixed fruit)
  • Canned meats
  • Canned meals (ravioli, beef stew, etc.)
  • Cereal
  • Cream soups
  • Fruit juice
  • Instant potatoes
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Pancake mix and syrup
  • Pasta and sauce (not whole wheat)
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Snack crackers

Non-Food Items

  • Deodorant
  • Diapers (size 4-6 and pull-ups)
  • Wipes
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Laundry detergent
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Facial tissues
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Reusable bags

To make a financial contribution to the Live United Food Drive, go online to the United Way of Story County website. Select “Live United Food Drive” under “Special Initiative” and indicated “ISU + College of Liberal Arts and Sciences” in the employer box. Your donation will help local food pantries purchase needed products from the Food Bank of Iowa. ($5 purchases 35 pounds of food, $10 purchases 71 pounds of food, and $25 purchases almost 180 pounds of food).

Please contact Stacey Maifeld if you have questions, or visit the ISU Live United Food Drive website.