Helping people develop skills to become successful and build strong communities.

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Our Initiatives

HACAP focuses on five initiatives which provide solutions to locally identified issues. Learn more about each one of our programs is doing below.

How to Help

HACAP provides opportunities for individuals, groups or employers to get involved and make a meaningful difference in our community.

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Each year over 2,000 volunteers help HACAP build stronger communities by providing over 7,000 hours of work.


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With a $1 donation we can provide approximately 6 meals. Every dollar truly does make a difference.

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Food Drives

Want to get involved in a fun and meaningful way? Host a food drive at your school, office or organization.


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Adopt a Classroom

Building better Iowa communities involves ensuring the success of our children, and the path to a better tomorrow starts with you.

Adopt a Classroom


Our Mission: Helping people develop skills to become successful and build strong communities

Our Vision: A thriving community where all people have the opportunities for success

Our History: Hawkeye Area Community Action Program, Inc. (HACAP) began service for Linn County in 1965, following the enactment of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. This act provided for the development of community action programs that provide: "services, assistance, and other activities...to give promise of progress toward elimination of poverty." (EOA of 1964, Sec. 202a). This federal law provided for community-based efforts to minimize the negative impacts of low-wage incomes upon families and the community overall.