Mainstream Living is hosting a food drive to collect non-perishable items for the Food Bank of Iowa (Des Moines) and MICA Food Pantry (Ames). Collection boxes will be located at each office during the month of December. Items most in need include canned fruits and vegetables, boxes cereals, canned soup, dry pasta, 100% fruit juice, paper products and personal items (deodorant, toothpaste, lotion, wet wipes, etc).
The TAY program is also collecting items to create bags for people in need. Items needed include winter hats, gloves, and scarves, travel size tissues/hand sanitizer, lip balm, nail clippers, socks, reusable water bottles, granola bars, pudding cups, ramen cups, and drawstring bags. For questions on this collection effort, please contact Betsy DeHaan.