Bags of Blessings, food pantry offering help between monthly pick-ups

The community’s monthly food pantry (River Bend Mobile Food Pantry) will continue as scheduled on April 14 from 4-6 p.m. at the Muscatine Community School District central office location at 2900 Mulberry Ave.

Instead of requiring families to come into the central office building to pick up their food, the district will pre-box the food to allow families to drive up and pick up the food items. To provide further support to families, the district is also exploring moving the monthly food pantry to bi-weekly during our school shut down.

“The district is grateful for the additional food donations from many of our wonderful community organizations,” school officials said in a Facebook post.

Anyone in need of additional food before the food pantry pick-up is asked to contact Jeff Keith at jeff.keith@mcsdonline.org or Mike McGrory at mike.mcgrory@mcsdonline.org and a time will be arranged to deliver the food.

The Bags of Blessings program will continue during the school closure. Families who have signed up for this program will be able to pick up their bags every Friday from 11 a.m. -12 p.m. at the MCSD Administration Center or Jefferson Elementary locations.