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Chickasaw County Food Pantry

Posted: Mon, June 11, 2012

The Chickasaw County Food Pantry (New Hampton) would like to thank the community for the generous donations they receive.  "Compared to other food pantries, we are very fortunate for all the donations, food & monetary, we receive.  Some communities are not as fortunate," expressed Nancy Wegner, Food Pantry Coordinator.  The food pantry is open on Friday mornings from 8:45 am to 11:45 am.    

As fortunate as the New Hampton Food Pantry is, they are always looking for donations.  There are several items that they can always use.  They include:  sugar, flour, crackers, packaged cookies, coffee, hygiene products, paper products (toilet paper, paper towels & Kleenex), and laundry detergent.  They seem to always have a need for these products.  The food pantry also has 3 freezers so they do accept meat product such as 1 lb packages of hamburger & hot dogs.  

Of course monetary donations are always welcome as well.  We ask that you remember the food pantry when donating in 2012.  To donate, you can drop stuff off on Friday mornings during the time they are open, or donation items can be dropped off at our office and we will get them to the food pantry.

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Locally Grown Winter Food Box Available

Posted: Mon, November 21, 2016
  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
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NH Projects Awarded Wellmark Foundation Grant

Posted: Wed, November 16, 2016
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.
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Night of Jazz

Posted: Tue, November 8, 2016
Remember the amazing piano concert put on by ArtShare and the Carnegie in May?

Well… get ready for a Night of Jazz with the University of Iowa Jazz Ensemble. Jazz Repertory Ensemble is a big band devoted to performing the works of the jazz mainstream. This ensemble ranges between early swing and progressive jazz ( Basie, Ellington, Thad Jones, Mingus, etc). Students learn the conventions of performance practice for each era and the skills for stylistic improvisations. Members of JRE are selected by audition in the fall of each academic year and are mostly younger undergraduates.

They are showcasing their talent in New Hampton Tuesday, November 15 from 8:00-9:00pm at the Middle School Auditorium-- performing for one night only. Come out and listen to a Night of Jazz. It's free … invite others to join you.
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