Thank you Giving Tree Theater!

Foundation 2 is excited to share details about a food drive that Giving Tree Theater is holding for our After Hours Food Pantry.  Our pantry has served 673 households from January 1 through June 26th and we are currently low on protein items.  We appreciate businesses like Giving Tree who have stepped up to fill our shelves so that we can provide food to people in crisis.
Here are details from Giving Tree Theater: 

Foundation 2 was the first beneficiary from our first show, The Glass Menagerie… these people do amazing things EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. Beyond what you expect from servicing those in need of support related to suicide prevention, they also run a local food pantry. That food pantry, located on the SE side of Cedar Rapids is currently in need of protein. I think we (collective WE, like us and you!) can help them pretty quick with just a few items and a short drive to Giving Tree in Uptown Marion.

Help us FILL THE VAN by this weekend. We are going to raffle off the Friday August 12th ODD COUPLE “buddy box” to one of the folks that stop by Thursday/Friday/Saturday this week with any non-perishable protein to help fill the van. The Buddy Box, if you’ll recall, is the large 4-person reserved couch, and it’ll be all yours on Aug 12 at 8pm if you win the raffle.

We’ve got to keep the doors open, so yes, you’ll find some info about the just-announced cast of The Odd Couple, and other details below in this email. The most IMPORTANT part is right here though, so don’t forget:

Bring non perishable food items to Giving Tree in Uptown Marion this Thursday or Friday 9am-5pm, or anytime after 6pm Thur/Fri/Sat… you’ll be put into a raffle for a FREE 4-person Buddy Box ($120 value) at the Aug 12 opening night of The Odd Couple. Wondering what to donate? Here’s a list:

  • Soups
  • Meats (chicken, ham, salmon, tuna)
  • Tuna/Chicken Helper
  • Chili
  • Canned Spaghetti/Ravioli
  • Beef Stew
  • Peanut Butter
  • Corned Beef/Hash
  • Refried Beans
  • Velveeta Chunk Cheese
  • Protein food items, especially with pop tops!

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