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On Friday, December 13th, the Community Services Committee for South Central Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO will be assembling 300 large holiday food baskets. The baskets will be distributed to needy families and union members in South Central Iowa.


“The baskets will be a blessing for many families who have had their lives turned upside down because of the economy and job losses. Many of the recipients wouldn’t be able to have a holiday meal for their families without these baskets,” said Holly Sagar, the AFL-CIO community services liaison from United Way of Central Iowa.

“We are thankful to our locals and affiliates who give kindly every year to this great event. There are many union members in the area today who are losing their jobs soon because of the downturn in the economy and we want to help,” said Mark Cooper, President of South Central Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO.

Included in the baskets are cans of fruit, veggies, cereals, kinds of pasta, tuna, canned chicken, stuffing and many other items. The program is made possible by the generous donations from local unions and union members. The Committee has put together over 7,000 food baskets since 2000, providing over 140,000 individual meals for South Central Iowans.


Who: South Central Community Services Committee What: Holiday Basket assembly

When: Friday, December 13th, 9-10 am

Where: UAW Local 450 Hall, 4589 NW 6th Dr. Des Moines Iowa 50313


Author: Press Release