If you are a company or organization with reusable, cloth grocery or tote bags featuring your logo or name, or have any extras lying around, you could give them to a good cause.

Help the Linn County Treasurer's Office and the local Veteran's Pantry. They are collecting the reusable cloth shopping bags to put together bagged meals for veterans in the area. They are trying to avoid having to continuously purchase them, as they need to spend more of the money on food.

It's a great idea. They send over 16 bags that make a complete meal for a family of four and do this about nine times a year. Needless to say, that's a lot of bags.

If you can help by donating 16 bags, contact the Linn County Treasurer's Office, 935 2nd St. SW. Call 319-892-5500 for more information or email Julie.Simons@linncounty.org.

If you would like to simply donate food, use the above contact information or visit this website. pass the word on to your friends and colleagues to offer help to this local community resource who is helping our beloved veterans.

The food pantry is open 1-3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, excluding holidays.

[Via Linn County Treasurer media release, Linn County Veterans Food Pantry]