The Food Bank of Iowa newsletter is a great way to keep track of our work. Our newsletter includes articles featuring the people, programs, and projects that help us accomplish our mission. Click on a link below to read the article, or download the full PDF version of our newsletter.

Grow a Row: Home Gardens Help Fight Hunger

It’s a sad fact that when the food budget is stretched thin, fresh vegetables are among the first (and healthiest) items to be cut from the grocery list. Luckily, in Central Iowa, hundreds of gardeners, large and small, toil to put fresh produce back on their neighbors’ tables. For many, it’s a labor of love. Read more…

Note From Our CEO

When food banks first popped up across the United States in the late 1970s and early 1980s, they brought with them a certain ethos: we can do more when we work together. Since 1982, Food Bank of Iowa has focused on
building relationships with like-minded organizations. Today, through 500 partners, we distribute nearly 10 million meals per year. Collaboration is king in food banking! Read more…

Building a Better Food Bank

Last year was a time of significant change for Food Bank of Iowa, marked by the expansion of programs, new strategies for serving our partners, and the first year in which we averaged 1 million lbs. of food distributed each month. 2017 promises to be just as exciting, as we embark on Food Bank of Iowa’s most ambitious project to
date: renovating our distribution center. Read more…

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