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Join Food Bank of Iowa in alleviating hunger through its Building Healthy Futures campaign.

Food Bank of Iowa is nearing the finish line of a critical facility expansion project to ensure no child, senior, veteran or hardworking individual has to struggle to find food. With increased capacity, the new addition will allow Food Bank of Iowa to readily accept larger donations, purchase food more cost effectively, and improve safety and efficiency — all while serving record numbers of Iowans in need through 700 partners across 55 counties.

Unprecedented Need

Food Bank of Iowa is responding to more needs than ever before.  This expansion is coming at a critical time for our community.  With your help, we can build a healthy future for Iowans in need.

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Audacious Commitments

Through expansion, Food Bank of Iowa will be able to expand its reach and deliver the following outcomes by 2026:

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Increase food distribution to 2 million+ pounds per month.

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Every student in 168 school districts can access food from their dedicated school pantry

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Every veteran has access to food assistance via their county Veterans Service Office

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Every senior has access to home delivery via collaborations with health care and Area Agencies on Aging

The Expansion

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Food Bank of Iowa is committed to meeting the growing need for food assistance and is expanding its distribution center by 30,000 square feet.

“Because of the Food Bank, I have access to healthy food for my kids.”

Mother, Neighbor, Food Pantry Client


“It is a tremendous responsibility to help people who go without.”

Hannah Krause
Capital Campaign Chair


“It is our honor and privilege to be able to support Food Bank of Iowa in this essential endeavor.”

Dennis Albaugh
Founder and Chairman, Albaugh LLC


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As of 9/13/2023

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Food Bank of Iowa appreciates the generosity of the following donors who have joined the campaign and are committed to Building Healthy Futures.

Affinity Credit UnionLauridsen Sand Fund
Albaugh, LLCPella Rolscreen Foundation
Burnett Family FoundationPer Mar Security
Cargill Cares – EddyvillePrairie Meadows
Casey’s General Stores The Ruan Foundation
Dale Larson FoundationRyan Companies
Farm Credit Services of AmericaVeridian Credit Union
Federal FundingVermeer Charitable Foundation
Holmes MurphyWalmart
John Deere FoundationWellmark Foundation
Krause Group and the Krause FamilyIndividual Donors


Eight community leaders have joined Food Bank of Iowa’s capital campaign committee as the frontline fundraisers and advocates for the campaign.

Hannah Krause, Chair Loretta Sieman
Dan Keough, Executive CommitteeMike Simonson
Connie Wimer, Executive CommitteeKim Willis
Jim DeanKyrie Wong

Food Bank of Iowa expands to meet growing need

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Food Bank of Iowa officials announced a 30,000-square-foot addition to the organization’s distribution center. The expansion will nearly double food storage capacity, allowing the food bank to accept more donations, purchase more food and improve efficiency.

“The expansion is Food Bank of Iowa’s first since moving to its current facility in 1999. The distribution center was remodeled in 2018 to triple storage capacity, but without adding square feet.

“As the need for food assistance skyrockets, we can no longer make do with cramped space and unreliable off-site storage,” said President and CEO Michelle Book.

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