5 Tips for Setting a Holiday Spending Plan

It’s the “season for giving,” so spending money and sharing with others seems fitting, right? So then why do the holidays represent such a stressful time? This stress can often occur when you don’t have a financial plan or budget in place. Here are 5 tips we’ve crafted to help you stick to your holiday budget. Remember that whatever you’re…

Healthy Foods for Young Families

WIC Director O’Brien presented to the board on the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). She shared about food choices, services, recent changes, data, special diets, families, the farmers market component, WIC smartphone application, and some possible upcoming changes. WIC serves over 2700 participants in five counties in southeast Iowa. Clinic locations are open anywhere from…

October 2019

We are into a new fiscal year as programs continue to help people and change lives in our local communities.

Brad, Board Member Highlight

Brad is our board treasurer. Watch this short video and hear from him about Community Action and his involvement.

Results Results

Here’s a glance at what was happening in the month of September throughout our agency.

Contribute Your Thoughts

We’re looking for community members, partners, and interested parties to contribute thoughts and ideas regarding our agency’s upcoming strategic plan. We’ll be talking about what a strategic plan is, how it guides our agency, local needs, and then getting in small groups to brainstorm, share, and offer ideas for our agency to examine as we move forward. When: Tuesday, October…

Fundraising: Yankee Candles

Are you looking for a gift for a special someone? The Public Relations Committee is selling Yankee Candle products. Funds raised go towards getting the word out about our agency.  You can make a catalog order with one of our committee members at any of our locations before November 1, 2019 or online orders support us through January 8, 2020…

Weatherization Works

According to Oak Ridge National Laboratory, households with low-incomes spend 16.3% of total annual income on energy versus 3.5% for other households. Weatherization Programs are critical to reducing their energy burden and frees up income for other essentials like food, medicine, and education.

August 2019

“The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.” ― Barack Obama

WIC Questions

How do we know how we can help? We listen to participants. We ask you for feedback about how we are doing. The latest request we have of you is to help us gather information about the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women Infants and Children (WIC). Follow this link to take the survey. This provides us with feedback so…