Urban Dreams, the City of Cedar Rapids, and Hy-Vee Partner Provide Thanksgiving Meals to Families in Need
Cedar Rapids, Iowa — Urban Dreams, along with the City of Cedar Rapids and area Hy-Vee stores, will distribute approximately 475 Thanksgiving meal packs on Wednesday, November 25, at 10 a.m. to help local families in need. Meal kits will include cans of corn and green beans, stuffing mix, a voucher for a turkey, fresh rolls, and a pumpkin pie picked up in-store. Each kit will make a Thanksgiving meal for a family of four.
“We are delighted to be able to team up with Hy-Vee to help provide several hundred families in our community with a Thanksgiving meal,” says Izaah Knox, Urban Dreams Executive Director. “Especially this year, when COVID-19 has impacted so many, we are proud to assist families as they celebrate the holiday with their loved ones.”
In total, Hy-Vee will be donating 80,000 Thanksgiving meals this year across its eight-state region.
“Thanksgiving will be a very different celebration for all of us this year,” said Cedar Rapids Mayor Brad Hart. “Providing a Thanksgiving meal for so many will help families enjoy the holiday safely in their homes. Thank you to Urban Dreams and Hy-Vee for partnering with the City in this important effort.”
Families in need of a Thanksgiving meal can visit the Urban Dreams Cedar Rapids location outside the Ladd Library at 3750 Williams Blvd. SW on Wednesday, November 25 at 10:00 a.m. Food baskets are available while supplies last.
WHEN: Wednesday, November 25, 2020, at 10:00 am
WHERE: Urban Dreams Cedar Rapids
3750 Williams Blvd. SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
About Urban Dreams (UD)
Urban Dreams is a Des Moines based inner-city non-profit that provides substance abuse, mental health, job training and placement, inmate reentry services, community engagement, education, and community advocacy for people of color and low-income individuals and families.
The City of Cedar Rapids contracted with Urban Dreams in July 2020 to create and implement a workforce training apprenticeship program for Cedar Rapids. The program focuses on adults and young people from the city’s underserved and low-socioeconomic areas. UD works with individuals who have had barriers to success, including high school dropouts or at-risk youth, individuals lacking career guidance or understanding of career opportunities, those with prior criminal records, and those under or unemployed.