FAIRFIELD — The Lord’s Cupboard of Jefferson County is proud to partner with Hy-Vee to host Thanksgiving in July, an annual communitywide food drive. Thanksgiving in July will be held July 25 through Aug. 2. All cash and food donations will be given to the Lord’s Cupboard to help in aiding individuals and families in need of food assistance.
Thanksgiving in July provides an opportunity for individuals, businesses, civic and faith organizations throughout the community to host their own drives to collect food and donations for The Lord’s Cupboard. The only requirement is that the donation be nonperishable, unopened food which has not expired. It can be as easy as donating several cans of food or sponsoring a food drive through ball games, dances, raffles, etc. Anywhere that people gather can be a potential food drive site. Cash donations are appreciated and allow the Lord’s Cupboard to buy bulk food at deeply reduced cost.
Customers will be given the option to make a monetary donation by “Rounding Up” at Fairfield Hy-Vee check-out lanes from Friday, July 25, through Saturday, August 2. The Hy-Vee gas station will host Grill-Outs with a portion of all proceeds going to Thanksgiving in July on Friday, July 25, and Saturday, July 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Fairfield Arts and Convention Center will host Trivia Night to benefit The Lord’s Cupboard at 7:30 p.m. July 25. With their entrance fee, participants will enjoy a friendly trivia contest with host Steve Smith of KMCD Classic 96. Trivia questions will be projected on the big screen, and participants will be asked 10 trivia questions (topics include film, television, sports, music and more) during each round. Beverages and finger foods from Hy-Vee will be available for purchase the evening of the event. Tickets are available for purchase at the Fairfield Arts and Convention Center, by calling 641-472-2787 and at the Lord’s Cupboard.