Feed the Pod PosterIndian Hills Junior High is holding their fifth annual Feed the POD event from Nov. 17–24 for their I-CARE service learning project. Students and staff are filling a POD storage unit with non-perishable food and personal care items, all to be used by the Food Bank of Iowa. This effort is part of the Indian Hills Week of Caring.

So far, students and staff have brought in canned food, personal care products, and non-perishable fruit juices. Today, Friday, Nov. 20, the school is collecting cold cereals, and students and staff will bring in cash donations on Monday.

The Food Bank of Iowa emphasized that one in eight Iowans struggles with hunger, including one in five Iowa children who do not have enough to eat. For every donation of $1, the Food Bank of Iowa can provide 4.5 meals to those in need.

Please consider assisting Indian Hills Junior High in meeting their goal of helping those in need. All donations are to be dropped off at Indian Hills Junior High, 9401 Indian Hills Drive, Clive, between 7:35 a.m. and 2:35 p.m. The POD will be picked up at noon on Nov. 24, and students and staff will follow the POD to the Food Bank of Iowa for its delivery.

To find out more about Feed the POD, contact Heather McKinney, the I-CARE service learning coordinator for Indian Hills Junior High. Service Learning is a program of WDMCS Community Education.

HungerHomelessnessWeekNational Hunger and Homelessness Week is observed annually in the week before Thanksgiving. Find out more on the National Coalition for the Homeless website.