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MARION, Iowa (KCRG) – Almost 400,000 folks in Iowa go to mattress hungry every night time, and lots of of them are youngsters, in accordance with the nonprofit Feeding America.

Volunteers harvested a whole lot of kilos of greens to be distributed throughout Linn County on Aug. 11 in Marion. (MARY GREEN/KCRG)

However one other group in Linn County is working to battle starvation regionally, and it’s counting on partnerships with different neighborhood members to do it.

Feed Iowa First is at present partnered up with greater than 20 church buildings and companies within the Linn County space.

One of many methods these partnerships work is with the group’s “Develop Don’t Mow” program, by which Feed Iowa First gives seeds and provides, after which it’s as much as the group they’re working with to care for the crops on their very own land.

On Sunday, members of Religion Lutheran Church in Marion noticed that arduous work come to fruition, harvesting a whole lot of kilos of potatoes, together with broccoli, collards, cauliflower and extra.

All of the produce shall be washed and arranged this Tuesday, after which it’ll be distributed locally Wednesday and Thursday.

“To have the ability to work with our neighborhood to develop greens and hand these out to folks that want some recent, wholesome meals is absolutely good, however then we’re additionally educating the folks in these communities about recent, wholesome meals and the way to develop it themselves,” stated August Stolba of Feed Iowa First.

Volunteers later capped off their harvesting with a barbeque dinner on the church.

Feed Iowa First stated it’ll need assistance getting Sunday’s harvest able to be distributed this week. Anybody who desires to volunteer can name the group at 319-775-0149.