Supporting the Feeding America food banks and their affiliates serving Iowa in their work to ensure that sufficient food is accessible to all.

About Hunger

 

In many ways, Iowa is the land of plenty. But for 1 in 8 Iowans, hunger is a reality. Many people believe that the problems associated with hunger are confined to small pockets of society, certain areas of the country, or certain neighborhoods, but the reality is much different.

Right now, millions of Americans and 12.6% of Iowans are struggling with hunger. This translates to over 389,250 Iowans, including 139,850 children, being forced to make tough decisions about providing food for their families or paying their rent or mortgage, paying for transportation, or paying for medical bills. These are choices that no one should have to make.

We all know, and are in contact, with people affected by hunger, even though we might not be aware of it. These are often hard-working adults, children and seniors who simply cannot make ends meet and are forced to go without food for several meals, or even days. Most of us simply have no idea. It’s time to educate ourselves about the causes of hunger in America.

 

 

 

 

The Latest News

Des Moines, Iowa (October 5, 2015) – Many Iowans don’t get enough to eat and struggle to put enough food on the table. These Iowans include children, working adults, and older or persons with disabilities who may be eligible for Iowa Food Assistance Program benefits but haven’t yet applied for the program. Beginning today, Iowans can call the new...
This summer, food insecure Iowans will have the opportunity to enjoy fresh produce as nearly 500 dozen ears of corn will be donated to families in need throughout central Iowa. Iowa farmers are taking an active role in helping solve hunger. Jacob and Emily Van Manen of Kellogg,  owners of  J & E’s Delicious Sweet Corn, have stepped up to...

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