Bringing hope to Ottumwa

The Lord’s Cupboard first opened its doors all the way back in 1966, but the need for food assistance has continued to grow in the community.  “We’re seeing that in the number of people we serve each month,” said Virginia…

https://foodbankiowa.org/news/bringing-hope-to-ottumwa/

Mauricio appreciates you

Mauricio, 24, is soft-spoken but the big smile spread across his face speaks louder than words.   We met Mauricio on his first visit to the Creston Area Food Pantry, a Food Bank of Iowa partner, where he was picking up…

https://foodbankiowa.org/news/mauricio-appreciates-you/

You’re fueling Brecklyn’s summer

Five-year-old Brecklyn is a big fan of summer. Between building forts with her mom, Jessica, and long rides on her bicycle, there’s rarely a lack of fun things to do.   Thanks to friends like you, Brecklyn and her big brother…

https://foodbankiowa.org/news/youre-fueling-brecklyns-summer/

New mother thanks you

“Coming to the pantry has definitely been a help for us,” said Alexis, the proud new mother of two-month-old Roknor.  Alexis had a difficult delivery with her son. She hemorrhaged, needed transfusions and battled infection. She has finally recovered, but…

https://foodbankiowa.org/news/new-mother-shares-thanks-for-you/

Sabrina shares thanks for you

Sabrina loves her job at a local restaurant and works hard to make sure her family’s every need is met — including plenty of nutritious food. Recently, she moved her dad into her family’s home to provide him extra care. Unfortunately,…

https://foodbankiowa.org/news/sabrina-shares-thanks-for-you/

“Step out there,” Kathie encourages

During a 29-year teaching career, Kathie Mason became all too familiar with the signs of hunger in the children she saw each day. After retirement, she found a way to help not only children, but Iowans of all ages. Kathie…

https://foodbankiowa.org/news/volunteers-like-kathie/