Over $140,000 Distributed By Local FEMA Board To Support Food Needs In Dubuque

The Dubuque County Local Board for Emergency Food and Shelter Program awarded over $140,000 to support local food related programs in Dubuque County. This FEMA funding stream was also expanded to be able to support purchases of diapers and feminine products this funding period.

A local board comprised of representatives from United Way, Red Cross, Hawkeye Area Community Action Agency, Homeless Advisory Coalition, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Dubuque, Opening Doors, The Salvation Army, Dubuque Area Congregations United, Temple Beth-El, Dubuque County Supervisors, and local labor groups distributed funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Emergency Food and Shelter Program. Funds go to support food needs, and new this year, diapers, and feminine hygiene products. The board received 15 requests totaling almost $300,000.

The following nonprofit organizations received these funding awards:

  • Crescent Community Health Center: $2,000
  • Dubuque Area Labor Harvest: $42,260
  • Dubuque Food Pantry: $28,475
  • Dubuque Rescue Mission: $5,000
  • Dubuque Visiting Nurse Association: $2,500
  • Hawkeye Area Community Action Program: $500
  • Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging: $9,887
  • Opening Doors: $4,000
  • Red Basket Project: $16,150
  • St. Luke’s United Methodist Church: $5,200
  • The Salvation Army: $15,000
  • United Way: $2,837
  • Urban Bicycle Food Mission: $8,000
  • Total Distributed: $141,809.00

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