MASON CITY, Iowa - Businesses and individuals are coming together to donate to the Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank's Milk Money project.
The project launched in early June, and has seen over $3,000 in donations by businesses, $4,300 in matching funds, a 'register roundup' at Fareway in June for close to $750, and just received $500 from another individual last weekend.
The bank plans to purchase 8,000 half gallons of milk, which they say is in high demand for their clients.
Food Bank volunteer Ozzie Ohl is amazed and excited to see how far this project has come in its 3 year history.
"We love it here at Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank. And our clients are really appreciative of the fact that they can have milk during the summertime. The kids are home from school, and our seniors who can't afford some of the things that they greatly appreciate," Ohl said.
"We're almost triple what we realized last year, and this has truly been a godsend for Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank."
The campaign will continue through the remainder of July, though the bank will accept donations after that as well.
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