It’s a monumental task to feed thousands of Iowans experiencing food insecurity. Together with our 700 frontline partners, we’re able to distribute food across 55 counties.
Our partners receive professional training and support that helps Iowans in need live healthier, better lives. They place orders from our large food inventory, which includes fresh and frozen meat, fresh produce, nonperishables, paper goods and personal products.
Our partners make a difference in the communities we serve. We’re always looking to provide resources through those who share our goal of a hunger-free Iowa. Learn more about becoming a partner agency or a program partner.
Partner agencies are 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations that share our mission. Examples include:
- Food pantries
- Congregate meal sites
- Homeless and domestic violence shelters
As a partner agency, you can have food delivered from our inventory. Or you can pick it up from our distribution center in Des Moines. You’ll also have access to orientations, our annual Partner Conference and other training.
Anyone who can coordinate volunteers and establish a distribution site can become a program partner. We provide food for all our programs at no cost to our partners. This includes our:
How to Partner With Us
We assess partnership based on county need, available resources in your area, and the potential for additional services including educational assistance, employment training, rent assistance, LIHEAP, etc.
For more information, contact Tami Nielsen, VP operations, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*School Pantry and BackPack Programs require cooperation with a school.