Each July, pantries in Johnson County host Thanksgiving in July, a community-wide food drive to help fill the shelves. Throughout North Liberty, participating financial institutions go head-to-head to see which location can collect the most pounds of food. Help us to raise 20,000 pounds of food donations to feed the community!
Monetary donations are converted to 5 pounds per $1, which is the average cost for the Pantry to purchase food from Hawkeye Area Community Action Program’s (HACAP) food reservoir. We encourage businesses, churches, and individuals to participate in Thanksgiving in July.
Drop off your donations at any of the following North Liberty locations:
Collins Community Credit Union, 1655 Jordan Street
Great Western Bank, 655 Community Drive
GreenState Credit Union, 585 W Penn Street
Hills Bank & Trust Company (Forevergreen & Zeller branches)
MidWestOne Bank, 465 Hwy 965 NE, Suite A
Two Rivers Bank & Trust, 3292 Ridgeway Dr, Suite A
US Bank, 580 W Cherry Street
North Liberty Community Pantry, 89 N Jones Blvd
Athletico, 3286 Crosspark Rd #101
*Tax deductible donations will be counted 5 pounds/$1. Financial donations can also be made online directly to the Pantry.
Thanksgiving in July History
Thanksgiving in July, a community-wide food drive, was created more than 20 years ago by Mercy Iowa City (Chef Ron Hall) and Hawkeye Foodservice Distribution in Tiffin. The six tons of food and funds collected the first year went to the Johnson County Crisis Center Food Bank. Since then the food drive has continued to develop and expand. The drives include food pantries and food relief agencies in Iowa City, Coralville, Tiffin, North Liberty, as well as other areas in Iowa.