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‘Meat’ the Need

Our greatest need to feed record numbers facing hunger is meat. Your donation today will provide lean protein for family tables. Thank you for giving as generously as you are able and helping us ‘Meat’ the Need this fall.


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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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Stopping hunger in Iowa starts with you

You can feed an Iowan in need for less than $2 a day.


Latest News

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September 7, 2023

John Deere Foundation awards $2 million to Food Bank of Iowa

The John Deere Foundation today announced a gift of $2 million to support Food Bank of Iowa’s “Building Healthy Futures” capital campaign, funding the vital expansion of its Des Moines distribution center.

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September 1, 2023

Food Bank of Iowa receives $472,900 in first installment from Hy-Vee’s 100 Million Meals Challenge

Hy-Vee’s 100 Million Meals Challenge is already helping 18 Feeding America food banks — including Food Bank of Iowa — alleviate hunger and feed thousands.

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August 28, 2023

You give neighbors hope

Stephen is a hardworking father who does everything in his power to provide for his two sons, ages 12 and…

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Our Impact

It’s an ongoing challenge to make sure no one goes hungry in Iowa. We partner with 700 agencies in 55 counties to distribute nearly 2 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.

Who We Help
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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.

Become a 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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