WGEM Fall Harvest 2020
The Quincy Salvation Army, WGEM, and HyVee have partnered together to collect nonperishable food items and monetary donations to assist The Salvation Army food pantries in Quincy, Keokuk, Fort Madison, and Macomb during the 33rd Annual WGEM Fall Harvest Food Drive will begin October 1 and end October 31.
2020 is the 33rd Anniversary of the WGEM Fall Harvest.
Help us ensure that the Salvation Army pantries are fully stocked for the coming winter months to meet the increasing need in our community.
Whether you are able to give a can of soup, a monetary donation, or host a food drive at your place of work or your place of worship, rest assured that your donation stays at your local Salvation Army and feeds families in need in your community.
Suggested Food Items to Donate:
Boxed Dinners Hamburger/Tuna Helper
Spaghetti & Sauce Boxed Potatoes & Side Dishes
Canned/packaged soups Canned fruits, vegetables, tuna, meats
Peanut Butter & Jelly
Macaroni & Cheese
Any items that would make a family meal.
Fuel Saver Rewards
Hy-Vee will offer Fuel Saver Rewards to shoppers who make $5 and $10 donations. Each checkout counter will also have a donation jar present for those who would like to make donations under $5.
A Food Blitz will take place October 9 and 10 at the Harrison Hy-Vee and Broadway Hy-Vee in Quincy. A second Blitz will happen on October 23 and 24.
Food Drop Off
When shopping at HyVee in Quincy, Macomb, Ft. Madison, and Keokuk, if you make a $5 or $10 donation at the register to Fall Harvest, you’ll receive fuel saver cents, or donate non-perishable food items in the designated food barrel.
In Quincy, food donations can be dropped off at the Kroc Center at 405 Vermont or at the Emergency Shelter and Family Services Center at 501 Broadway.
The WGEM Fall Harvest Air Specialists School Challenge is a way for your school to win $1000 for your school just by donating.
Two tri-state schools will win: the school that collects the most items total, and the school that collects the most items on average per student.
Schools can report their collections to WGEM. The campaign ends on October 31st. Schools needing more information can email firstname.lastname@example.org.