Community Basket seeks to help with food security for many people in our 7 communities of Arthur, Battle Creek, Galva, Holstein, Ida Grove, Kiron and Odebolt. It is done in a twofold manner; the first is through the mobile pantry which rotates through the communities on the 3rd Thursday of each month; the second is The Community Basket Food Pantry, located in the basement of the Medical Arts Building in Ida Grove. It is open from 1 -4 p. m. each Thursday. A household may use that site once a month, along with the mobile pantry.
This month Odebolt is the host community for the mobile food pantry. Doors at the Odebolt Community Center will open at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 20th.
The January distribution was not well attended due to the winter storm that blew in. We served 39 households that day including the pre-orders that were able to be filled and delivered.
After having a number of days affected by the weather in the winter we now are planning on an alternative date. If the mobile pantry distribution is canceled for the 20th, it will be on Monday February 24th instead.