Since 1997, Good Neighbor Emergency Assistance, Inc. (Good Neighbor) has provided needed assistance and support to thousands of households throughout Story County. The agency provides rental and utility assistance in an effort to avoid homelessness and/or the disruption of essential services. Healthy Food Vouchers are given to ensure that nutritious meals are available within the home. Gas Vouchers are available to assist with emergency transportation needs. All assistance is provided in an atmosphere of dignity, comfort and encouragement.
Funding from the Change for Community program will support the agency’s Healthy Food Voucher Program (HFVP). The HFVP provides Story County residents with vouchers that are good for the purchase of meat, dairy products, eggs, fruits and vegetables from one of five Ames grocery stores (including Wheatsfield Co-op*) as well as stores in Nevada, Story City, Slater and Huxley. Each voucher can be used to purchase up to $10 worth of food items. Three vouchers are distributed at a time, up to four times per year. Last year, Good Neighbor distributed vouchers worth $41,059 to Story County households.
* Did you know? Wheatsfield treats redeemed vouchers as a donation, we do not ask for reimbursement.
Round up at the registers to support Good Neighbor during February!