North Liberty by zhangyun


									       Hunger Tic-Tac-
         Toe Survival
These are resources are listed to help you complete the tic-tac-
toe exercises. This is by no means an extensive or exclusive list
of options. You are welcome to volunteer on any farm, write any
farmer, volunteer at any food bank or soup kitchen, etc.

Volunteer on a farm options:
(you can thank these same farmers as well for ‘thank a farmer’)

LEXI WEBER—NCJH 7th grade Knight!          brave), and other tasks. SIX Sessions
Lexi is offering a volunteer day on        scheduled: Two to four students per
Sunday, October 12th from 3:00 – 5:00.     session, first come first serve. Call to
Her farm is off of Prairie du Chien Road   reserve a volunteer session with Joanne..
southeast of the reservoir. Call to        6 sessions with Joanne (you volunteer one)
confirm your participation:                Thurs/Friday Oct. 9, 10 from 4:00 – 6:00,
319-930-1901                               Saturday, Oct. 11th 2:00–4:00 p.m
                                           Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Oct.
KENDRA ESCHEN (an 8th grade                15, 16, and 17 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Knight) is also helping to coordinate
volunteers on local farms: Her number      ZJ Farm
is 626-3176.                               Susan Jutz
                                           5025 120th St NE
Joanne Nelson (the farmer with the         Solon, IA 52333
donkey, llamas, goats, etc)                (319) 624-3052
2546 Quincy Road, NE             
Solon, IA 52333                            Needs help taking down tomato cages
Cell: 512 -9841                            Tuesday, October 21 between 4:00-7:00,
Home: 351-5020                             call to confirm your participation.
Pick apples, move straw and hay bales,     MUST SHOW UP IF COMMITTED! (10
water animals, chicken mucking (for the    point penalty for no show!)
Additional 'thank a farmer' options:
James Ludeking (Ms. Ludeking's Dad!)
2111 Stone Hill Rd
Decorah, IA 52101

Betty Sedlacek
3084 Newport, NE
Iowa City, IA 52240

Don & Jo Hanson
4894 Heinz Road
Center Point, IA 52213

Work a soup kitchen
Free Lunch Program of Iowa City
Served Monday - Saturday 12 – 1 (you will need to come earlier to make the food & prep)
at the Wesley Center
120 N. Dubuque St.
Iowa City, IA
Contact: Mary Palmberg: 337-7917

Iowa City Homeless Shelter (the only homeless shelter in Johnson Co)
You can sign up to prepare and serve a meal. (note: it's easier to prepare at
home because the kitchen is very limited)
Contact: Kafi Dixon
Phone: 319-351-0326

Table to Table
Address 20 East Market Street, Iowa City, IA 52245
Contact: Robert Andrlik
Phone: 319-337-3400
Helps gather donations from food providers and to channel them to area
shelters, soup kitchens and local agencies who serve the hungry, homeless and
at-risk populations in the Iowa City area.

Meals on Wheels is another option.

Volunteer at a Food Bank:
Crisis Center Food Bank
(319) 351-0140
Located on the south side of Iowa City on 1121 Gilbert court (right next to
Crowded Closet) They don’t need volunteers right now, but would appreciate a
peanut butter, paper (napkins, paper towels, tp, Kleenex, etc), or diaper drive.

North Liberty Community Food Pantry
First United Methodist Church
85 North Jones Boulevard
North Liberty, Iowa 5231

Join             An Organization
Local Foods Connection
Offers lists of local farmers. You can donate money so local low income families
can eat produce. Supports family farms and has educational opportunities. Also
families can purchase shares so they can get foods direct from local farmers.

Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement
Organizes against factory farms. Promotes legislation to support family farms in
Iowa, including local control over siting of concentrated animal feeding
operations (CAFO's --or factory farms).

1000 Friends of Iowa
Organization dedicated to saving Iowa's farmland, fighting urban sprawl and
promoting responsible development.

There are many many global organizations that offer hunger relief, including
Oxfam, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO),
World Food Programme, Freedom from Hunger, World Hunger Year, The

Hunger Site, Bread for the World, etc.   Farmers
Iowa City (this is the biggest farmers market in the area right now)
May 3 through Oct. 29
Wednesdays 5:30-7:30 p.m; Saturdays 7:30-11:30 a.m
Location: Chauncey Swan Ramp, Across from City Hall, 410 E. Washington St
Mrs. Meggitt is planning a farmers market outing on Wednesday, October 29th
after school (5:30 – 7:30). Announcements will be made in class.

North Liberty
Farmers' Market Sundays through October 2008 North Liberty hosts a Farmers'
Market on Sundays from 1:00 to 4:00 pm in the rear Community Center parking
lot. The market will feature area vendors of meat, producer, herbs, and jewelry

Cedar Rapids and Coralville markets are over for the season.

Write Your Legislator:
You can teach your United States Legislators (the politicians that represent us in
Washington, DC) about world hunger and ask them to help people around the
world by supporting food aid programs.

U.S. Senate
The Honorable Tom Harkin (D)
U.S. Senate
731 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
202-224-3254                       The Second District (Represents
                                            Johnson County)
The Honorable Charles Grassley              The Honorable Dave Loebsack (D)
(R)                                         House of Representatives
U.S. Senate                                 1513 Longworth House Office Building
135 Hart Senate Office Building             Washington, D.C. 20151
Washington, D.C. 201510                     202-225-6576
202-224-3744                                http:/

 Letters to Iowa politicians would be most effective if you addressed food
                   production, farming and farm land.
                          The Honorable Chet Culver (D)
                                  State Capitol, Des Moines, IA 50319

State Senators                                     30th District
15th District (Coralville and North Liberty)       The Honorable David Jacoby (D)
The Honorable Robert Dvorsky (D)                   2308 Northridge
412 6th Street, Coralville, IA 52241
                                                   Coralville, IA 52241, 319-358-8538
                                                   77th District – Iowa City
                                                   The Honorable Mary Mascher (D)
39th District – Iowa City
                                                   40 Gryn Court, Iowa City, IA 52246
The Honorable Joe Bolkcom                          319-351-2826
728 Second Avenue, Iowa City, IA 52245
319-37-6280                                        78th District – Iowa City                      The Honorable Vicki Lensing (D)
                                                   2408 Mayfield Road, Iowa City, IA 52246

State Representatives
                    Johnson County Board of Supervisors
This letter should address land use in our county. They determine how land will be
used outside of city limits in our county.

Supervisor Rod Sullivan (D) Chair         319-351-1954
2326 E. Court Street, Iowa City, IA 52245
349-354-7199                Supervisor Larry Meyers (D)
                                          2659 Newport Road NE, Solon, IA 52333
Supervisor Terrence Neuzil (D) Vice-Chair 319-354-5407
3201 Friendship Street, Iowa City, IA
349-351-1954                              Supervisor Sally Stutsman (D)                  3714 500 Street SW, Riverside, IA 52327
Supervisor Patrick Harney (D)   
2771 Highway 1 NEW, Iowa City, IA

Letter to the Editor:
Step 1: Organize your research about world hunger. Think about what you want the reader to
know and do. Read letters to the editor in the paper to see what they look like and how they’re
Step 2: Write clearly and concisely following the limitations usually given on the editorial page or
letters-to-the-editor page. For example, Press Citizen limits letters to 200 words.

Step 3: Include your major points within the first few paragraphs.

Step 4: Type your letter and double space between lines.

Step 5: Use your spell check and then proofread.

Step 6: Sign your name and include your phone number and address. For kids, its required, and
they’ll have to talk to your parents before printing too.

Step 7: Mail, fax or e-mail your letter to the address listed for the publication.

Step 8: Keep in mind that most publications verify by phone or in writing that you, and not
someone attributing these opinions to you, authored the letter.

Local Newspaper contacts:

North Liberty Leader: Contact Lori Linder, phone: 665-2199; email:; mail: PO BOX 288; 10 W. Cherry, North Liberty, IA 52317

Press Citizen:
Phone: 337-3181.
Letters to the editor, guest editorials, responses to Press-Citizen editorials, etc., should be
directed to our opinion editor at

Cedar Rapids Gazette:1-800-397-8333; or (319) 398-8333

Daily Iowan: 335-6063;
You can find other publications related to hunger or food production as well! (see Organizations
and look to see if they have newsletters)

Rewrite Lyrics to “This Land Is Your Land” by
Woodie Guthrie
Many students have asked what the lyrics should be about…think
about farmland scarcity, food production, world hunger, factory
farming and all the material we’ve covered in class…look at your notes,
this should give you ideas.

This land is your land This land is my land
From California to the New York island;
From the red wood forest to the Gulf Stream waters
This land was made for you and Me.

As I was walking that ribbon of highway,
I saw above me that endless skyway:
I saw below me that golden valley:
This land was made for you and me.

I've roamed and rambled and I followed my footsteps
To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts;
And all around me a voice was sounding:
This land was made for you and me.

When the sun came shining, and I was strolling,
And the wheat fields waving and the dust clouds rolling,
As the fog was lifting a voice was chanting:
This land was made for you and me.

As I went walking I saw a sign there
And on the sign it said "No Trespassing."
But on the other side it didn't say nothing,
That side was made for you and me.

In the shadow of the steeple I saw my people,
By the relief office I seen my people;
As they stood there hungry, I stood there asking
Is this land made for you and me?

Nobody living can ever stop me,
As I go walking that freedom highway;
Nobody living can ever make me turn back
This land was made for you and me.

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