Thanksgiving in July

Thanksgiving in July logoChurches United of the Quad City Area will once again partner with local businesses and churches for Thanksgiving in July, a state-wide, non-perishable food and essential items drive. Churches United competes with other food collection agencies in Iowa to see who can collect the most goods for their community.

All donations collected by Churches United will stay in the Quad Cities area and go directly to our 23 food pantries, our hot meal site, and Winnie’s Transitional Housing. Donations will be collected throughout the month of July.

Thanksgiving in July is a major campaign for us because it helps us restock our pantries and support our other ministries at a time of the year when people don’t usually think about food drives.

Currently, the demand for food assistance is high and growing. Our organization is taking steps to respond to this food shortage. We maintain a strong relationship with River Bend Food Bank. We are in the process of reopening our meal site in East Moline at Mount Zion Baptist Church, so we can serve meals on the Illinois side of the Quad Cities. We’re building more community partnerships through our food rescue program. Our food rescue program, which has been prospering for five years, collects quality food from retail businesses and restaurants and distributes the food to our pantries. We have identified food deserts in our area, and we are working to close those gaps. Our efforts require additional funding.

Collection boxes will be located at partner businesses throughout the community. Many of our member churches will also have special drives and some even have mini competitions with each other.


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