Walmart in Decorah will participate in the Iowa Hospice fifth annual statewide Iowa State vs. University of Iowa food drive Friday, Sept. 13.
Fourteen Iowa Hospice by Harden Healthcare locations throughout the state will cheer on their local communities and encourage residents to donate non-perishable food items.
All proceeds will be donated to the Food Bank of Iowa or to local community food banks.
Non-perishable food items in the highest demand include: cans of vegetables, fruit, chicken, tuna fish and soup; boxes of macaroni and cheese, crackers, rice, noodles and Jello, and fruit juice, coffee and tea.
"Those making donations will select the team they will cheer for during the Iowa State vs. University of Iowa football game," said Kerry Croskey, regional sales manager for Iowa Hospice.
"The rivalry across the state will excite people and encourage them to make donations to push 'their' team ahead of the other. Our staff takes pride in this annual event where we are able to support our local communities."
According to the Food Bank of Iowa, one in five Iowa children does not have enough to eat. Last year, 15 communities throughout the state gathered more than 12,000 food items in one day.