WITH LAST YEAR'S FLOOD AND THE CURRENT ECONOMIC SITUATION, THE SIOUXLAND FOOD BANK HAS BEEN PUT TO THE TASK OF PROVIDING FOOD FOR NEEDY SIOUXLANDERS. FOOD BANK DIRECTOR LINDA SCHEID SAYS THE ORGANIZATION NEEDS HELP:
SCHEID SAYS THAT WHILE DONATIONS OF ANY TYPE ARE APPRECIATED, CASH IS MANY TIMES THE BEST KIND OF DONATION:
THIS SATURDAY OFFERS ANOTHER WAY TO DONATE FOOD TO THE FOOD BANK:
SCHEID RECOMMENDS CANNED OR BOXED GOODS FOR THE SATURDAY PICKUP AND ADDS THAT GLASS ITEMS CANNOT BE PICKED UP. LAST YEAR'S DRIVE RESULTED IN 16 THOUSAND POUNDS OF FOOD.
MANY STREETS IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA OF SIOUX CITY WILL BE BLOCKED OFF THIS SUNDAY MORNING.
THAT'S SO SIOUXLAND RESIDENTS CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE ANNUAL SUSAN G. KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE. THE EVENT IS A BENEFIT FOR BREAST CANCER RESEARCH.
BIRGIT FLOM IS A BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR AND SPOKESWOMAN FOR THIS YEAR'S EVENT:
FLOM EXPECTS AROUND 3800 PARTICIPANTS TO WALK OR RUN IN THE EVENT. THE GENERAL RACE AREA EXTENDS NORTH AND SOUTH BETWEEN GORDON DRIVE AND 5TH STREET, AND THEN EAST AND WEST FROM WESLEY WAY TO IOWA STREET.
TRAFFIC DETOURS WILL BE POSTED THROUGHOUT THE DOWNTOWN AREA SUNDAY MORNING.
Mayor Bob Scott heard the news about BPI's plant closings after Monday evenings city council meeting concluded and says it's a sad day for the company:
Scott says the city will continue to do what it can to support BPI:
Governor Terry Branstad says it's also a sad day for the state of Iowa. He says the fact that a false, misleading smear campaign can destroy a company's reputation overnight should disturb us all.
Branstad says his office will never stop fighting for every single job in this state, and he hopes consumers will understand what a great product lean, finely textured beef truly is. 200 workers were employed at the Waterloo BPI plant.