Mid-Iowa Community Action
On to Ames where our first stop of five was at the Mid-Iowa Community Action (MICA). Serving 200 to 300 families per month Monday through Friday, the pantry volunteers and workers sure have their hands full. But they do an outstanding job keeping the shelves stocked, organized and ready for families in need.
“We have six full-time workers at MICA that help run the pantry,” said Keleina Caldwell, pantry coordinator for MICA. “Families are able to come in once a month every month to shop. However, we let them come in at any time to grab things like bread.”
MICA’s impact is wide reaching and serves as a resource for all the small towns in Story County. “We get families that come in from all over the county and if they need food, we’re here to help,” said Keleina.