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Hunger-Free Holidays

For many neighbors, 2022 has been tough.

More than 300,000 Iowans face food insecurity. One-third of them are children. Food, fuel and housing prices have skyrocketed, causing record numbers to seek food assistance. Your generosity will put food on the tables of hardworking families, children, seniors and veterans struggling to make ends meet. Thank you for your support to ensure all Iowans can enjoy hunger-free holidays.

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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-Free Holidays 2022
November 30, 2022

KCCI telethon raises $436,832 for Hunger-Free Holidays

Des Moines, Iowa (Nov. 30, 2022) – KCCI-TV’s third-annual Food Bank of Iowa Hunger-Free Holidays telethon on Giving Tuesday raised…

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November 8, 2022

Thankful for healthy food on the table

Bob gives a thumbs up to express his thanks for help with the nutritious food he needs. With record inflation,…

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November 8, 2022

Volunteers give and receive through service

VIP volunteers like Sable enjoy sorting, packing and labeling food. Among our valued partners is Link Associates, which provides Food…

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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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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.

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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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