The Iowa Food Hub is offering a Winter Food Box program to residents in Waukon, Elkader, Fayette, West Union, Oelwein and New Hampton.
The New Hampton dropsite will be the ISU Extension office.
Subscribers will receive five deliveries of locally-produced winter veggies delivered every other week, January 16-March 13. You will receive produce staples like potatoes, onions, beets, squash, apples, sweet potatoes, hot house tomatoes, dried beans and salad mix.
The Winter Box is a one-time payment of $150. If you sign-up by December 16, you can receive 10% off the rate. In addition, subscribers will have the opportunity to add meat, eggs, bread and dairy products by shopping their a la carte page and have those items delivered with your winter box. Reserve your box today! Dropsites with less than 5 orders will be refunded. Payment is accepted by Paypal or by check.
Click here to learn more: http://iowafoodhub.com/public/itemedit.aspx?itemid=9
Community Kickstarter grants awarded to 30 organizations
DES MOINES, Iowa (Nov. 16, 2016) — The Wellmark Foundation awarded 30 Community Kickstarter grants totaling $277,654 for initiatives intended to make Iowa communities more active or improve access to healthy foods.
"All of these communities and organizations are committed to improving the health and well-being of their citizens," said Stephanie Perry, The Wellmark Foundation manager. "These grants fund projects that will have a community-wide impact now and for future generations."
These final projects were chosen out of 79 submissions, because they focused on providing longer-term opportunities to make community members more active or improve access to healthy foods. The 30 grant recipients are:
· $5,000 Afton Community Basketball Court Resurfacing, Afton
· $10,000 Ankeny Market Pavilion, Ankeny
· $10,000 Clarksville Splash Pad, Clarksville
· $4,254 Edible Landscaping, Clear Lake, Mason City and Plymouth
· $10,000 Community Revitalization/Collins Activity Center, Collins
· $10,000 Correctionville Area Aquatic Center, Correctionville
· $10,000 Taylor Park Playground, Creston
· $10,000 Dallas Center Depot Trailhead, Dallas Center
· $9,500 Iowa Lutheran Hospital Edible Landscape, Des Moines
· $10,000 Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Des Moines
· $10,000 Outdoor Fitness Equipment at Evelyn K. Davis Park, Des Moines
· $5,400 Multi Use Trail Fix-It-Station, Dubuque
· $10,000 Fitness Equipment for Fort Dodge Trail System, Fort Dodge
· $10,000 Fort Dodge NW River District Community Garden and Wayfinding
· $10,000 Grand Junction Municipal Pool Repair Fund, Grand Junction
· $10,000 Harpers Ferry Family Splash Zones, Harpers Ferry
· $10,000 Lone Tree Community School Wellness Center, Lone Tree
· $3,500 Marengo Public Library Community Garden, Marengo
· $10,000 Prairie Creek Pavilion, Maquoketa
· $10,000 Monona City Park Trailhead, Monona
· $10,000 Dragoon Trace Nature Center, Mount Ayr· $10,000 New Hampton TRIBE Trail, New Hampton
· $10,000 New Hampton School New Playground Equipment, New Hampton
· $10,000 Newell's Park Walking and Biking Path, Newell
· $10,000 Clarke Community Bike Share, Osceola
· $10,000 Supporting and Sheltering the Farmers Market, Riceville
· $10,000 Scranton City Park, Scranton
· $10,000 City of Wall Lake Tennis Court Restoration Project, Wall Lake
· $10,000 Kimpston's Crossing to Playscape, Waterloo
· $10,000 Pedestrian Ramp Improvements, West Union
To learn more about these projects or The Wellmark Foundation, visit Wellmark.com/Foundation.
About The Wellmark Foundation
The Wellmark Foundation is a private, nonprofit foundation created by Wellmark, Inc., doing business as Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa. Please visit The Wellmark Foundation's Web site at www.wellmark.com/foundation to learn more about our grant program, as well as a list of previous grant recipients. Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield and The Wellmark Foundation are independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.