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MASON CITY, Iowa – The new look United Way of Mason City is bigger and better than ever, but it’s their commitment to serving the community hasn’t changed.
The Mason City United Way is benefiting from a new and much bigger place on Highway 122.
Today they launch their “Strength in Numbers” campaign as a way to help engage volunteers in the community.
One coordinator says the building will help to ease all the volunteer opportunities they have for the community.
“We’re excited to have the facility now for people to be able to come out and help us pack backpacks for the kids and distribute them to 23 elementary schools in our region that are receiving them,” said Jennifer Kammeyer, Chief Professional Officer of United Way Mason City.
Jennifer also thanks the Food Bank of Iowa for their support in helping organize their BackPack Program.
She says it’s partners like these that make serving the community a lot easier.
“That’s what it’s going to take to make sure our children are ready to learn in school. We need people to come out we need warehouse managers, we need inventory control, we need volunteers of all shapes and sizes to come out here and help us with this effort,” said Kammeyer.
The BackPack Program provides meals to food insecure elementary school children in the nine country region that United Way of North Central Iowa serves. Children receive sacks of food to take home as meals to get them through the weekend.