Today kicks off the Martin Luther King Jr. Food Drive. The Quad Cities Disabilities Awareness Coalition is hosting the food drive from April 12 through April 26. Food pantries are in need of nonperishable foods, including meat and other high-protein items, canned fruits and veggies, carbohydrates, and allergy friendly products. Canned products with pull tabs are especially good to donate.
Text 1 to (309) 248-5900 or click here to get the full list of drop off locations.
To help give back to their community and backed by the coalition, people with disabilities will be picking up donations and redistributing them to food pantries throughout the greater Quad Cities area.
The Quad Cities Disabilities Awareness Coalition is a group of 16 organizations dedicated to empowering people with disabilities and increasing inclusion and community in our area.
Follow coalition members on social media to see the latest about the food drive.
The food drive is administered by The Arc of the Quad Cities Area courtesy of a grant through the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that leads the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, to help plan and execute volunteer projects that unite Americans in service for the MLK Day of Service and throughout the year.