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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Latest News

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January 19, 2023

Joint statement from Food Bank of Iowa, DMARC

Last month, the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines and United Way of Central Iowa offered to provide support for…

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Book of Lists
January 6, 2023

Food Bank of Iowa voted most influential nonprofit

Our team was honored to be recognized at the Jan. 5 “2023 Book of Lists” unveiling event, as Food Bank…

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December 20, 2022

Officials announce potential path forward to serve West Des Moines, Polk County pantries

DES MOINES, Iowa – Food Bank of Iowa has extended an offer to resume partnership with the West Des…

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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.

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.

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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 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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