December 02, 2015 at 1:10 PM

HACAP Looking for Donors to Support Families in Need this Holiday Season


December 2nd, 2015

Hiawatha, IA – Hawkeye Area Community Action Program, Inc. (HACAP) is in search of donors wishing to help out families in need this holiday season and support the greater demand for HACAP’s Adopt-A-Family Program: seasonal assistance available to local, food insecure families. Due to the growth of Operation BackPack, the number of eligible families in Linn County has nearly doubled since the 2014 holiday season, when community donors helped HACAP support 514 local families. This year, HACAP expects to receive more than 1,000 applications before the end of December. 

“The overall mission of the program is to help families provide their kids with the holiday traditions that they otherwise would not be able to afford. The Adopt-A-Family program gives members of our community the chance to leave a local family with a happier, less stressful holiday season.” - Chris Ackman, Communication & Marketing Specialist

Donors who are looking to support a family this holiday season through the Adopt-A-Family program can sign up and see a step-by-step guide on how to help by visiting HACAP online at For any specific questions on how the program operates, potential donors can email any comments or concerns to The deadline for donors to be a part of the program is December 18th, 2015.


About Hawkeye Area Community Action Program, Inc.

The mission of HACAP above all is to help people develop the skills necessary to become successful and build strong communities. In 1968, Linn, Johnson and Jones Counties merged to form Hawkeye Area Community Action Program, Inc. Iowa and Benton Counties joined HACAP in 1973 and Washington County was added in 1981. Today, HACAP provides a variety of anti-poverty programs and collaborates with community partners to serve individuals and families within this six-county region.


Christopher Ackman                                                   Regina Boutwell

Communication & Marketing Specialist                Volunteer Engagement Coordinator

1515 Hawkeye Drive, Hiawatha, IA                          1515 Hawkeye Drive, Hiawatha, IA

Office: (319) 393-7811 Ext. 1001                             Office: (319) 393-7811 Ext. 1094

Fax: (319) 393-6263                                                    Fax: (319) 393-6263