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Project Holiday Volunteers Needed
IOWA CITY, IA -
Project Holiday Food Distribution Expected to Serve 1,600More than 1,600 households in Johnson County have preregistered for The Crisis Center's 2013 Project Holiday food distribution. Registration began in November for families to receive a whole turkey or chicken and select a variety of additional ingredients to help celebrate the holidays using their family recipes and traditions. New registrations are still being accepted at The Crisis Center's Food Bank until the 26th annual food distribution that takes places December 17 - 20.
Project Holiday entrees and other foods have always been paid for through community support and The Crisis Center is still seeking funds to cover the costs of serving more than 5,000 Johnson County residents through this event. A $20 donation provides a low-income family with holiday food. Contributions can be dropped off or mailed to The Crisis Center or accepted online at their website, www.jccrisiscenter.org <http://www.jccrisiscenter.org/ .
Volunteers are still needed to help with distribution of Project Holiday food at The Crisis Center, 1121 Gilbert Court in Iowa City, during the week of December 17 - 20. Specific dates and times for volunteering are also available at the website, www.jccrisiscenter.org <http://www.jccrisiscenter.org .
The Crisis Center has been serving residents of Johnson County since 1970. In addition to supplemental food assistance, the organization offers the 24-Hour Crisis Line, online crisis counseling via Crisis Chat, suicide prevention and intervention, emergency financial assistance, disaster recovery and other community programs. The Crisis Center wants to be your first call in Johnson County.