FMWT & Trumpet Blossom Cafe
Iowa City Free Lunch Program Benefit show
featuring: Younger / Alex Body / FIBERGLASS (members of Aseethe and New Standard Men)
Sat, Mar 25 at 9pm
This event is meant to raise funds and awareness for an essential and celebrated community service, at a time when it's needed most.
FMWT & Trumpet Blossom present:
Iowa City Free Lunch Benefit featuring:
Younger // Alex Body // FIBERGLASS
Saturday March 25th 9pm
Trumpet Blossom Cafe
Donation of $10 - $20
"The Free Lunch Program (FLP) is one of the “quiet services” in the Iowa City area that strives to do one thing well: provide a free, filling and healthy lunch to anyone who comes to us.
Volunteers bring a spirit of caring and compassion to our program as the people we serve are treated as guests. We come together knowing that we’re all deeply connected and dependent on one another, no matter our current circumstances.
Are you curious about The Free Lunch Program? Come on down and get a bite to eat! There are no identification requirements or paperwork involved, all you need to do is show up.
Lunch is served by teams of dedicated volunteers Monday through Saturday from noon to 1pm.
The Free Lunch Program (FLP) began in January 1983 when two therapists from the Community Mental Health Center, wishing to address the concerns of their clients, spoke to a Lenten study group at St. Mary’s Parish about the need for a free meal for people in the community. The response was, “Let’s do it.”
By 1989, the Free Lunch Program had become a designated United Way agency and expanded to a six-day-a-week meal program with over 35 different religious, student, neighborhood, and social groups providing the meals. FLP volunteers now number over 900. Volunteer teams prepare and serve nutritious meals using their own food or the food from local restaurants, grocery stores, and food distributors via Table to Table Food Rescue Organization, and from items in the Free Lunch pantry obtained through the HACAP Food Reservoir.
The Free Lunch Program of Iowa City serves meals from noon to 1 p.m. Monday through Saturday, all year long, to anyone who shows up at its location at 1105 S. Gilbert Court in Iowa City, Iowa."