Local Community 

This page is dedicated to any organizations that help people in our local community. Send me a note if you know of a good one that needs added. *Page is a work in progress.*

Below you will find help for women business, food, volunteer opportunities, suicide information, local healthy eating and more. 


50 million people go hungry in the US - to find out how you can help locally at food banks view these websites. Also ask your local government, state and federal government to increase the allowance for children's lunches. Shop local to help your local neighbors eat! 

This link goes to a list of all food pantries in Cedar Rapids, IA. Click here. 

Cooking Matters. This is a great nonprofit that connects kids with food! Click here. 

Horizons, a family service alliance, also has many options for helping families in need. Review there website here, click. 


Are you a woman, business owner? Minority? This link will help you find resources for starting, growing and building a business! Click here. 


Farmers Markets; click the links to be taken to more information. More and more farmers are beginning to accept Snap benefits as well. 

Cedar Rapids Downtown Market, 2014 schedule is June 7th & 21st, July 5th & 19th, August 2nd & 16th, September 6th & 20th from 7:30-11:30. 

Noelridge Farmers Market, open May 2nd through October 18th every Monday, Wednesday and Friday 4-6pm in the Greenhouse parking lot and every Tuesday and Saturday at the 8th Ave SE parking lot. 

Hiawatha Farmers Market, open April 27th through October 26th every Sunday 11-2 in the Guthridge Park parking lot. 

NewBo City Market Outdoor Vendors, opens May 3rd until weather allows. Hours are Saturday 8-1 and Sunday 10-1. 


This photo is from the fundraiser in May 2014. 

This photo is from the fundraiser in May 2014. 

The Womens Build is coming up September 2014! This means women in our community coming together to build a house for a family in need. 

Here is the link for this amazing build, click here. 


Do you like to volunteer? These are other options to the food banks and Habitat. Check out this database of options! Click here. 


SUICIDE SURVIVORS HELP

I've put together a list of resources in the area for grieving of a lost loved one to suicide. 

Support Groups across Iowa, click here. 

Depression and Anxiety Groups - click here. 

Suicide Survivors for Grieving Group - second and forth Tuesday of the month 6-7:30, c

*I also recently found a LOT of apps for depression and suicide. Most of them are free. Scope out your app store for options. 

Do you need help now?

Foundation 2 also has a Crisis Line for suicide, abuse, life stress, family conflicts, depression and anxiety. Call (319)362-2174 or 800-332-4224 24 hours, every day

They also have a mobile unit to come to you in an emergency. The Mobile Crisis Outreach helps with suicide assessment, psychiatric emergency and family conflict help at (319)362-2174 24 hours, everyday. 


HEALTHY LOCAL EATING

This is a page dedicated to help people find healthy restaurants and eats in the Cedar Rapids and Corridor area. There are different sections and they are listed below, some restaurants might be in more than one category. If you know of one you'd like to add then message me by clicking here. I always visit the restaurant first before adding it to the list. Enjoy!  

Locally Owned: Early Bird, Cobble Hill

Fresh Produce : Chipotle, Early Bird, 

Local Produce: Cobble Hill

Chemical Free: Restaurants that serve local pesticide/herbicide free produce

Vegan: Not yet!

Vegetarian:  Not yet!


This is an amazing initiative to enhance the city for vitality and health. Click the logo to view the website. 

This is an amazing initiative to enhance the city for vitality and health. Click the logo to view the website. 

 

BLUE ZONES:

Bistro on the River INC.
 411 1st street SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
(319) 363-0950
www.bistroontheriver.com
 
Brewed Awakenings
 1026 A Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
(319) 369-4765
http://brewedcrew.com/
 
Brewed Awakenings Coffeehouse
 1271 1st Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
(319) 363-4333
http://brewedcrew.com/
 
Brewhemia
1101 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
(319) 364-0802
brewhemia.com
 
Coffee Emporium
220-3rd Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
(319) 362-3385
www.thecoffeeempoiumcr.com
 
Coffeesmiths
7037 C Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
(319) 294-0060
coffeesmiths.com
 
Coffeesmiths
2300 Edgewood Rd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
(319) 654-8888
coffeesmiths.com
 
Deb's Ice Cream & Deli
215 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
(319) 365-1010
debsdeli.com]
 
Edgewood Rd Hy-Vee - Restaurant
5050 Edgewood Rd NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52411
(319) 378-0762
http://www.hy-vee.com/stores/detail.aspx?s=234
 
Great Harvest Bread Company
 5070 Lindale Dr NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
(319) 826-6357
http://greatharvestcedarrapids.com/ 
 
Greyhound Deli
1100 3rd Street SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
(319) 739-0499
www.greyhounddeli.com
 
Greyhound Deli
450 5th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
(319) 739-0499
www.greyhounddeli.com
 
Java Joint
57 Kirkwood Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
(319) 365-1999
https://www.facebook.com/javajointcr
 
Johnson Ave Hy-Vee
1843 Johnson Ave. NW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
(319) 365-0477
https://www.hy-vee.com/stores/detail.aspx?s=23
 
La Cantina
102 Second Street SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
(319) 362-2618
www.lacantinaiowa.com
 
Lava Fusion
 5400 Edgewood Rd NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52411
(319) 393-2121
http://www.lavacoastal.com/ 
 
Market Cafe - Hy-Vee
4035 Mount Vernon Road SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
(319) 369-4306
www.hy-vee.com/stores/detail.aspx?s=29
 
Mr. Beans
 200 1st Street SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
(319) 363-2995
www.mrbeansia.com
 
Puerto Vallarta
588 Boyson Rd NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
(319) 393-1030
www.facebook.com/CactusCR
 
Sub City
 421 1st Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
(319) 363-7120
www.subcity.biz
 
Taste of India
1060 old Marion road
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
(319) 431-5869
www.toicr.com
 
The Blue Strawberry Coffee Company
118 2nd Street SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
(319) 247-2583
www.blue-strawberry.com
 
The Class Act
7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids , IA 52404
(319) 848-8700
www.classactdining.com/home
 
The Early Bird Cafe
316 2nd Street SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
(319) 261-4901
www.TheEarlyBirdCR.com
 
Vito's on 42nd
4100 River Ridge Dr NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
(319) 393-8727
www.vitoscedarrapids.com
 
Wilson Avenue Hy-Vee
20 Wilson Avenue
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
(319) 366-2700
www.hy-vee.com/stores/detail.aspx?s=25