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

History

The Iowa Food Bank Association (IFBA) was formed in 2009 by the Executive Directors of the eight Feeding America food banks that serve Iowa. It was created as a way for the food banks to collaborate in order to make hunger relief more effective and efficient within the state. The Association also provides a means for food banks to have a stronger voice at the state level, and become more involved in advocacy. Feeding America has charged state associations with focusing on three areas: advocacy, food and fund procurement, and disaster relief. The association hired a full time State Director in May of 2010, and has begun work in these three areas of interest. The Executive Directors of the eight food banks make up the IFBA Board of Directors. The board, along with the IFBA Executive Director, meets regularly to collaborate on multiple efforts to better serve the state.

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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