Drive-through Mobile Food Pantry in Atlantic March 3


February 23rd, 2021 by Ric Hanson

Cass County Wellness Coordinator Brigham Hoege reports on Wednesday March 3rd, the Cass County Local Food Policy Council is hosting a mobile food pantry through the Food Bank for the Heartland at the Cass County Community Center from 4:00 – 6:00 PM, or as supplies last. Hoege notes they have handed out double the amount of food at these mobile pantries in the past, given the increased needs related to COVID-19.

Anyone in need is welcome to visit the mobile pantry, and no documentation is needed. People from surrounding towns and communities are welcome. Due to high rates of COVID-19, everyone visiting or volunteering for the pantry is asked to wear a mask.

Details for Food Bank for the Heartland Mobile Food Pantry:
When: Wednesday, March 3 (4:00-6:00 PM, or until supplies run out).
Where: Cass County Community Center (805 West 10th St. Atlantic IA 50022). Traffic will be directed by
What: A mobile pantry is a traveling food pantry that delivers food directly to families in need for a oneday
distribution. The mobile pantry is available free of charge. Visitors are asked stay in their vehicles
with the trunk open and wear a mask when talking with volunteers.
Who: Anyone in need is welcome. No documentation needed.
For more information on local food, farmers markets, and food access, follow the Cass County Local
Food Policy Council’s Facebook page @CassCountyLocalFood.