Funds to Purchase Groceries for Those Impacted by COVID-19 Still Available


June 2nd, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Cass County Health System (CCHS), in Atlantic, report funds granted to CCHS from the Southwest Iowa COVID-19 Response Fund are still available. Public Health Director Beth Olsen says “We have a number of volunteers and organizations partnering together to make sure all people who are isolating at home in Cass County will have access to food and food delivery. Our main goal is to keep everyone home and fed, no matter the income level.”

Individuals should contact Cass County Public Health Monday through Friday at 712-243-7443 with questions or for grocery and delivery needs. According to Olsen, “Some people may be able to pay in full for their groceries, but they need help with ordering and delivery. Or, some people may be able to only pay for a portion of their grocery needs. We’re happy to help in any way that we can. We want to thank all of the community members who have been already helping out, and we’re thankful for this grant that will continue to support Cass County residents.”

The Southwest Iowa COVID-19 Response Fund is a partnership between the Iowa West Foundation, Pottawattamie County Community Foundation, and Council Bluffs Schools Foundation.