Local church decorates to raise awareness for donations

NORA SPRINGS, Iowa – The First United Methodist Church in Nora Springs has toilet paper hanging from the ceiling, a gingerbread house made out of toothbrushes, creamed soup and tooth paste, all to remind folks of the need for these items at the Hawkeye Harvest Food Pantry in Mason City.

For the last four years, the church has been participating in this fundraiser each year and increasing the goal for the 35-member congregation.

This year, rather than donating money to the nonprofit, they bought items those at Hawkeye Harvest Food Pantry say they could not.

“Hawkeye Harvest obviously supplies food for people but these specific items like toilet paper, toothpaste and toothbrushes, they need people to buy those items and donate,” says the church secretary trustee Judy Mills. “They don’t have the monetary funds in order to do it themselves.”

They will be donating the items on Monday, Dec. 12.

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