Download 2023 ‘Chopped’ cookbook

The NEW edition of our "Chopped -- Hot Dish" cookbook is live -- with this year's winning recipes from our Iowa State Fair competition. Try some new casseroles just in time for comfort food season. Chef's kiss to Nationwide for sponsoring this annual contest honoring Iowa cooks for their tastiest, budget-friendly recipes!

Ed’s gift of fun

Ed Van Hemert can sum up his volunteer experience with Food Bank of Iowa in one word — fun!   “I always have fun when I go volunteer,” says Ed.  Of course, Ed also happens to get a lot done. He…

You help during hard times

Charla is known in her community as “a worker,” which is why she was devastated to recently lose her job. She is grateful her partner is employed and her extended family of eight are all “pretty healthy,” but it is…

You fuel families

Juan moved his entire family to Iowa for the promise of a new job. When that promise wasn’t met, friends like you stepped up to make sure his family has enough food on the table — and a supportive community.  …

You’re making holidays brighter

Kathy and her husband, Terry, are making this holiday season all about family — something you help make possible through your generous partnership.  We met Kathy and her youngest son at Pella Community Food Shelf, a Food Bank of Iowa partner.

A challenging season ahead

Food Bank of Iowa partner pantries served more than 191,000 individuals in 55 counties last month, an all-time high. The situation in Iowa mirrors a new USDA report which found millions more nationwide didn't have enough to eat in 2022, the largest one-year increase in 14 years.