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CommUnity’s Project Holiday helps families in need enjoy a holiday meal

The name of the nonprofit changed earlier this year, but its mission didn’t. CommUnity Crisis Services and Foodbank, formerly the Crisis Center of Johnson County, still offers crisis counseling, assists families struggling to pay rent and utility bills, help individuals starting new jobs with basic necessities (such as buying boots and uniforms) and runs a […]

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Cranksgiving, a cycling scavenger hunt that benefits local food banks, comes to Iowa City

Cranksgiving is coming to Iowa City for the first time on Saturday. For those who have never heard of Cranksgiving, it’s not a support group for people whose Thanksgiving involves talking to relatives who are political cranks. The event, which started in New York City in 1999 and has spread nationwide, is a combination bike race, scavenger hunt […]

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The Crisis Center of Johnson County is changing its name

After almost 50 years serving people both within Johnson County and well beyond the county’s borders, the Crisis Center of Johnson County is changing its name. “Our organization will now be known as CommUnity Crisis Services and Foodbank, CommUnity for short,” Becci Reedus, the nonprofit’s executive director, announced on Monday evening. “I can’t stress enough […]

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