Find Food Near You

Find Food Near You

Food pantries, meal sites, schools, and community organizations across our 9 county service area.

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Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)

Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally-funded program designed to assist low income families meet the cost of home heating by providing a one-time payment to the heating utility.

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Mercy’s Health Equity Fund awards $10,000 to HACAP Food Reservoir

Mercy’s Health Equity Fund awards $10,000 to HACAP Food Reservoir

Mercy Medical Center is pleased to announce that it will be awarding funds from its newly created Health Equity Fund to eight local nonprofit agencies. The Health Equity Fund is designed to provide individuals in Linn County and seven surrounding communities with the opportunity to attain full health potential – regardless of social position or other socially defined circumstances – through assistance from local nonprofit organizations.

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Formula Shortage Update from the Departments of Public Health and Human Services

Formula Shortage Update from the Departments of Public Health and Human Services

In Iowa and nationwide, infant formula is in short supply. The Iowa Departments of Public Health and Human Services are working to provide information and resources to Iowans who are impacted by the shortage.

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SNAP Recipients Now Eligible for Head Start

SNAP Recipients Now Eligible for Head Start

The new policy change will allow for more families to be reached and help those receiving SNAP to easily participate in more programs and services that can help ease the burden of looking for local assistance programs.

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Gov. Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for ten counties impacted by severe weather, including Benton County.

Gov. Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for ten counties impacted by severe weather, including Benton County.

Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation for ten counties in response to the March 5 severe weather. The governor's proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of this severe weather in Adair, Benton, Decatur, Jasper, Lucas, Madison, Polk, Tama, Warren, and Wayne counties. In response to the governor's proclamation, the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program (IIAGP) and the Iowa Disaster Case Management program(IDCM) have been activated.

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Infant Formula Recall Issued

Infant Formula Recall Issued

Abbott is initiating a proactive, voluntary recall of powder formulas, including Similac, Alimentum and EleCare manufactured in Sturgis, Mich., one of the company’s manufacturing facilities. The recall does not include any metabolic deficiency nutrition formulas.

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Kemps taking action to ensure Eastern Iowa families in need have milk

Kemps taking action to ensure Eastern Iowa families in need have milk

Dairy-brand Kemps is stepping up in 2022 to provide much-needed nourishment for families in need with the donation of nearly 800,000 “Giving Cow™” milks. These specially designed, shelf-stable milks are being delivered to Midwestern food banks in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska and Wisconsin. Local retailer Hy-Vee is partnering with Kemps to benefit Hawkeye Area Community Action Program (HACAP), which will receive more than 30,000 Giving Cow chocolate milks today for distribution across 9 counties in eastern Iowa, including Cedar Rapids.

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Together Early Childhood Iowa and HACAP, Linn County provide $10,000 in cleaning materials for childcare providers as part of ‘Bountiful Consumables’ event

Together Early Childhood Iowa and HACAP, Linn County provide $10,000 in cleaning materials for childcare providers as part of ‘Bountiful Consumables’ event

HACAP’s Paces to Quality program, with funding from Linn County Early Childhood Iowa and support from the HACAP Childcare Nurse Consultant, held a Bountiful Consumables event at the end of November that provided $10,000 in much needed cleaning and paper products such as gloves, disinfectant wipes, and paper towels to Linn County registered/licensed childcare programs as a way to thank childcare providers for their hard work during the pandemic.

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UScellular Visits Dubuque Organization with Donation

UScellular Visits Dubuque Organization with Donation

To celebrate the holiday season and the meaningful value of community, UScellular has made a donation to the HACAP Dubuque County Outreach Center.

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