Stopping hunger in Iowa starts with you

You can feed an Iowan facing hunger for less than $2 a day.
96 cents of every dollar donated go directly to feed our neighbors.


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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

Latest News

Food rescue received by Catholic Charities
April 22, 2024

EARTH DAY: Iowa food banks rescue more than 27 million pounds of food annually

This Earth Day, Food Bank of Iowa and its fellow Iowa Food Bank Association members recognize the importance of food rescue in addressing hunger and saving the environment.

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February 23, 2024

Have wagon, will travel

When volunteer Loryssa Rippey observed school pantry guests taking too little food to feed their families, she found a solution in her little red wagon.

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February 20, 2024

Sabrina shares thanks for you

Sabrina loves her job at a local restaurant and works hard to make sure her family’s every need is met…

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Our Impact

It’s an ongoing challenge to make sure all of our neighbors have the food they need to thrive. We partner with 700 agencies in 55 counties to distribute more than 2 million pounds of food each month.


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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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Share Your Story

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. 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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