CommUnity’s Project Holiday returns for 35th year


Project Holiday is returning for its 35th season.

Over the holiday season, the CommUnity Crisis Center Food Bank plans to provide nearly 1,500 local families with all the ingredients needed to make a traditional holiday dinner. Project Holiday is an annual fundraiser which provides local families with all of the essential groceries to make a home-cooked holiday meal. For the first time in the project’s 35 year history, prior registration will not be required to receive a meal.

With a dramatic increase in the demand for groceries compared to last year and lower barriers to receive a meal, staff expect to distribute more Project Holiday meals than ever before.

Project Holiday distribution will take place at CommUnity’s Food Pantry at Pepperwood Plaza on Highway 6 East in Iowa City. The food can be picked up December 12-17 during regular hours. Project Holiday meals can be ordered for delivery for those who are unable to travel to the Food Bank during distribution.

To learn more about Project Holiday, to volunteer, or to donate, please visit