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2018 MLK Day of Service | MAKE IT PERSONAL!

Make It Personal!

January 15, 2018 | 9am to 2pm
Urbandale Public Library Meeting Room
3520 – 86th St., Urbandale, Iowa

On January 15, 2018, bring:

  • new (unused, unopened, and unexpired) personal care items
  • warm scarves and hats (especially hand-made)
  • monetary gifts

to help the Urbandale Food Pantry serve our neighbors in need throughout all of Polk County. Children are welcome! Since the first event in January 2009, we have collected over 12,000 items as well as monetary donations for the Urbandale Food Pantry. (This is our 10th, and probably last, year for the event as currently organized. If you are interested in taking over this Day of Service event for the Urbandale Food Pantry, please contact us using our contact form!)

Make It Personal!
Please bring PERSONAL CARE ITEMS because our clients cannot buy them with SNAP benefits (formerly “food stamps”) and the Pantry has to buy them (DMARC does not supply them as it does our food items).

Personal care items
Personal care items

also part of the event…

Creating Together
We invite knitters, crocheters and other crafters to come and knit/crochet/create with us for awhile (or just drop off your handmade scarves, etc.).

Knitters knitting
Knitters knitting

Taking Action
Help us come up with a list of actions (large and small) that we all can take in the coming year (and then pledge to do at least one!) to help those in need, especially addressing hunger and food insecurity.

Ideas for action
Ideas for action

Coloring Together
When you stop in that day, take a moment to color a special picture for the Urbandale Food Pantry.


AND for Urbandale Library Patrons:
Food for FinesFood for FineS
Every 1 donated:
new personal care item = $1 in fines
new food item = 50¢ in fines
on one patron account at the Urbandale Public Library.
NO LIMIT on number of items!

Thank you for helping our neighbors in need!