Perry Fareway crams the cab for Dallas County Farm Bureau food drive

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Travis Landgrebe, left, manager of the Perry Fareway Store, and Janet Hick, manager of the Dallas County Farm Bureau offices, felt the love Monday morning with the successful end of the Cram the Cab Campaign. The week-long food drive raised $1069.62 in cash and hundreds on non-perishable food items donated by customers of the Perry Fareway.

The Perry Fareway gave a gang of food and a check for $1,069.62 to the Dallas County Farm Bureau Monday morning, all collected over the past week in the Farm Bureau’s Cram the Cab Campaign.

The food drive challenged Fareway customers to cram the cab of a tractor with groceries, with VanWall Equipment in Perry providing the tractor. Generous Fareway customers rounded-up their totals at the registers and donated the difference. They also donated non-perishable food items.

The cash and in-kind contributions will go to meet local needs Dallas County’s seven food pantries: Adel, Dallas Center, Dexter, Granger, Perry, Waukee and Woodward. According to the Iowa Food Bank Association, one out of eight Iowans struggles with hunger.

“We were excited to partner with Farm Bureau on their Cram the Cab Campaign,” said Perry Fareway Store Manager Travis Landgrebe. “Thanks to our customers for both monetary and food donations. We appreciate your generosity as we work together to help feed those in need in Dallas County.”

Farm Bureau’s Cram the Cab Campaign aims to stamp out hunger in Dallas County, according to Janet Hick, Dallas County Farm Bureau office manager. Hick said the Dallas County food drive was coordinated with a similar campaign in Greene County.

“This first-ever Cram the Cab Campaign has been incredibly successful,” Hick said. “We appreciate the support of the Perry Fareway Store staff and their customers to help provide this considerable contribution.”

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