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Blogs

  •   By An Le, IFBA Intern I visited my first mobile pantry in Exira recently and worked alongside volunteers from the local area and a few folks from the Food Bank of Iowa. As the IFBA intern, I expected to capture a couple of photos of families and individuals who struggled to get by. With this...
  • Doing outreach at Goodwill on Sunday afternoon is always an interesting and inspiring experience. There is always a tag sale; today all clothing with a pink tag is 50% off.  Although it is cold and blustery, by two o'clock I have visited with over 50 families, educating them about the benefits of...
  • January marks the beginning of another Iowa Legislative Session. This also brings opportunities to speak up for the 389,730 hungry children, adults, and seniors living right here in our state. Governor Branstad assured the state that “together we can” in his Condition of the State address on...
  • By Cindy Jones, SNAP Outreach Coordinator There are many times we feel a great sense of accomplishment doing SNAP Outreach, since the whole goal is to reach out to those in need and try to fill in at least one gap for those in need through food assistance.  But I have found the satisfaction is...
  • We don't always see what is happening in our own community. We are so busy with our daily lives that if we are not exposed to people outside our vision then maybe it doesn't exist. It does exist. Hunger. In every part of this state. In every county. Three months ago I accepted the position of SNAP...

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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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