Stopping hunger in Iowa starts with you

Your $10 donation can feed a fellow Iowan in need for more than a week.


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Food Bank of Iowa fights hunger so no Iowan has to struggle to find food. We’re here to help when you need us. And we appreciate your help, whether it’s through donations of time, money or food.

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Hunger Can Happen to Anyone

Hunger can happen to anyone, including you. And it hits closer to home than you might imagine. It impacts Iowans of all ages across the state. Including hardworking people with jobs who can’t afford food at the end of the month. Or those who are dealing with job loss, medical expenses or living on a fixed income. Learn more about the Iowans we help.

Who We Help

Our Impact

There isn’t a one-time solution for ending hunger. It’s an ongoing challenge to make sure no one goes hungry in Iowa. We partner with 700 agencies in 55 counties to distribute 1.5 million pounds of food each month.


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Latest News

Artist rendering of new Food Bank of Iowa building addition
August 9, 2022

Food Bank of Iowa expands to meet growing need

Des Moines, Iowa (Aug. 9, 2022) — Food Bank of Iowa officials today announced a 30,000-square-foot addition to the…

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July 11, 2022

Record number seek food assistance

Des Moines, Iowa — In May, Food Bank of Iowa partners served the highest number of individuals in the organization’s…

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June 28, 2022

‘Is It Cake?’ winner to emcee Food Bank of Iowa’s state fair cooking competition; entry deadline July 1

DES MOINES, Iowa – Des Moines native and Sugar Freakshow bakery owner Andrew Fuller will join Food Bank of Iowa…

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Partner with us

Feeding Iowans in need is a monumental task. Through partnerships with 700 agencies in 55 counties, we ensure our neighbors have access to enough nutritious food. Learn more about becoming a partner agency or program partner.

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In Iowa, 1 in 10 adults and 1 in 8 children face hunger. Like Ka’Meka, a working mom of three who lost her job during the pandemic. Or Willa, a disabled veteran who takes care of her grandchildren. With assistance from our network of partner agencies, we’re ensuring our neighbors won’t go hungry. Read more about Iowans we’ve helped and share your own story with us.

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