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Jensen School Collects for Thanksgiving Boxes

jensen school

jensen school

jensen school

jensen school

jensen school

jensen school

We are so grateful for all of the Jensen students and staff that generously donated food items for their Thanksgiving Community Service Project! They donated 10 HUGE Thanksgiving Boxes to the Urbandale Food Pantry. Jensen is indeed a small school with a big heart—thank you!

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Food Drive at the Urbandale-Johnston Football Game
September 13

cub scout pack 96
A big thank you to Cub Scout Pack #96 for collecting food for Thanksgiving and donating $250.00 to the Urbandale Food Pantry!

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Food Collection for Thanksgiving Baskets
Saturday, November 16, 10am-2pm
Urbandale Fareway & Merle Hay Road Dahl's

Football players from the Central Iowa Roadrunners will be collecting food for Urbandale Food Pantry Thanksgiving baskets at the Urbandale Fareway and Merle Hay Road Dahl's on Saturday, November 16 from 10:00-2:00.

Shopping lists for the following items will be distributed:

  • Potatoes or instant potatoes
  • Yams
  • Marshmallows
  • Jell-O
  • Canned Fruit
  • Green beans
  • Cream of mushroom soup
  • French fried onions
  • Stuffing Mix
  • Canned Gravy
  • Dinner rolls
  • Butter or margarine
  • Canned Evaporated Milk
  • Canned Pumpkin
  • Foil Roasting Pans
  • Pie crust
  • Pie pans

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Food Drive at the Urbandale-Johnston Football Game
September 13

football food driveThe results are in! Although the Urbandale Jayhawks beat the Johnston Dragons on the football field, the Johnston Food Pantry brought in more food than the Urbandale Food Pantry. The Johnston fans brought over 2,000 items of food, while the Jayhawk fans brought 1,200. All in all, it was a great night for football and helping to feed our neighbors in need.

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Cottontail Lounge Fundraiser

cottontail fundraiser check

The Cottontail Lounge in Urbandale held a Barbecue & Corn Feed in July for a requested donation, with all proceeds going to the Pantry. They raised $700! Above, Brian Mason (Barney) presents the donation check to Pantry Executive Director Eileen Boggess. Thank you to the Cottontail Lounge and their customers!

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Hannah's Garden

Hannah's Garden

Hannah grows her own garden and gives all the vegetables and herbs to the Urbandale Food Pantry. Thank you, Hannah!

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Personal Care Item for the Month of August 2013!

shampoo

We are asking everyone
in churches
and the community
to collect and donate
the same item
for a month.

For August,
it's
SHAMPOO!

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Ages of Household Members Served July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013

ages of clients served

Children under age 18 make up over one-third of those served by the Urbandale Food Pantry.

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Open House at the Pantry

endow urbandale check

Endow Urbandale presents grant check. From left to right: Sara Pearson, Eileen Boggess (UFP Director), Julie Fugenschuh (UFP Board President), Wayne Van Heuvelen, Marilyn Kollmorgen, Jane Schorer Meisner, Steven Lytle (Endow Urbandale President).

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conversation

Conversation at the Open House

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table with clothing closet

Open House table and the Clothing Closet

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walk-in cooler

Walk-in cooler in back

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volunteer jane wins print

Pantry Volunteer, Jane, wins the print

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imagine enough for everyone printAs we offered at the Open House, for every $30 you donate through May 31, 2013, you can receive a thank-you gift of an unframed print of Imagine Enough for Everyone. A few are available at the Pantry; others may be ordered and picked up at the Pantry. The donations will be deductible to the extent allowed by law. (The fair-market value of the print is $18.90.)

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3-13-13:
March Madness Mini-Golf
don & rosemary

Don and Rosemary golf at the March Madness Mini-Golf event at the Urbandale Senior Rec Center. Area businesses and city departments collected food and personal care items for the Pantry, then creatively arranged the items into mini-golf holes. This fun hole was created by the Urbandale Parks staff.

the reserve, hole 3

Bob, Patty, and Gerald from The Reserve created this hole.

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1-21-13:
These Kids Rock!
caleb & quinleigh

Caleb & Quinleigh used their Christmas money to buy items for the Pantry!

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1-21-13:
Imagine Enough for Everyone on MLK Day of Service

Combined with the Urbandale Library's Food for Fines program, the event on MLK Day collected 2,382 food and personal care items, knitted hats, scarves, baby blankets, and more for the Pantry. See more photos.

MLK Day

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