Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank to temporarily close starting next Wednesday

first_imgMASON CITY — The Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank has announced that they will be temporarily closing starting next Wednesday due to the COVID-19 crisis. The Food Bank’s Ozzie Ohl in a written statement says they are closing due to the concern for all of their volunteers who are in the high risk group of getting ill, and they don’t want to put any clients or volunteers at risk. The Food Bank will close for an indefinite time period starting next Wednesday March 25th at 4:00 PM, with the hope that they can re-open at some point next month. If anyone has not picked up their March order, they have today, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to do so. The Food Bank will be open from noon to 4:00 PM on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to help accommodate clients.last_img

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Around Whittier

first_imgLaw enforcement agencies across the country mobilize to enforce seat belt and child passenger restraint laws each year. This will be the 13th year Whittier police participated. “Our department will be putting forth tremendous resources to make sure we have officers on the roads looking for drivers and passengers who are not buckling up,” said police Chief David Singer. “The intent of the Click It or Ticket campaign is simple to save lives and prevent injuries.” Funding for officer overtime to support California’s Click It or Ticket campaign was provided by a grant from the Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For more information, call Sgt. Dan Lowe at (562) 945-8256. Neighborhood Watch to meet WHITTIER – The Telechron Neighborhood Watch Group will hold a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Telechron Elementary School, 11200 Telechron Ave. and another meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Adventure County Park, 10130Gunn Ave. Representatives from different Los Angeles County departments will be present to answer questions or concerns from residents, including the Seemore program. For more information, call Dingo Mercado at (213) 216-4366 or (562) 698-7645. Variety show at senior center NORWALK – The Norwalk Senior Center will hold its Springtime Variety Show from 6 to 8 p.m. May 22, 14040 San Antonio Drive. The event showcases the performance talent of the area seniors. For more information, call (562) 929-5580. Youths can join leadership class LA MIRADA – La Mirada youths ages 13 to 16 are eligible to join the Leaders in Training program as summer volunteers. Volunteers will assist recreation leaders with programs such as day camps, the P.A.R.K. programs, sports and youth and family programs. Typical duties include assisting with games, crafts, special events, snacks and excursions. Prior to starting, volunteers must complete an application, interview and orientation. Applications are available at the La Mirada Resource Center, 13710 La Mirada Blvd. There is a $10 registration fee for residents and $20 for nonresidents. For more information, call (562) 902-3155. – From staff reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital is asking for community members to donate blood. Hours for donation are from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursdays and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fridays at 12401 Washington Blvd. Blood donations only take about 30 minutes and can save lives. For more information, call (562) 698-0811, Ext, 2872. Police to enforce seat belt law WHITTIER – Buckle up. Whittier police will be ticketing drivers and passengers not wearing seat belts through June 3. The special enforcement period is part of the state’s annual effort to increase seat belt use through a combination of heavy enforcement, advertising and public awareness campaigns. It’s called the “Click It or Ticket” campaign. There will be an emphasis on all unbelted drivers and passengers and on unrestrained children during this period. last_img read more

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