Crisis Center Provides Holiday Meals for Low-Income Families

Lucy Wagner, Reporter



The flashes of red and white hanging in local businesses in Iowa City are not candy canes or City High banners. Rather, the colorful holiday tags currently displayed around Iowa City are testament to the work of local Crisis Center volunteers who are hoping people will open their hearts and wallets to help feed the hungry this holiday season.

The Crisis Center, Johnson County’s food pantry and crisis management resource,  is sponsoring its 28th year of providing holiday meals to low-income families around Johnson County. “Project Holiday” will feed over 1,500 local families this year. A donation of $20 to the Crisis Center can provide one full meal for an entire family. 

Those interested in donating money to the program can either do so via an online form available for immediate credit transactions, or drop off or mail the gift to the Crisis Center at 1121 Gilbert Court, Iowa City, IA. 

Volunteers are also needed to welcome and greet the families, distribute food items, help load cars, and direct traffic in the parking lot. The signup form is online.

For more information, check out the Crisis Center website or email [email protected].