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

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Critical Information

Hunger is a pressing issue in Iowa and the across the nation, and it is up to us to be advocates for food insecure individuals. In Iowa 376,240 Iowans, approximately 12% of the population, are food insecure, or struggle with hunger. The 376,240 individuals missed more than 65,000,000 meals in the past year. Many of those individuals were not eligible for any government assistance to support their household in their time of need. We must take action to serve these individuals. These individuals often go days or weeks without knowing where or how they will receive their next meal.  Hunger is a foundational element for success. 

Better nourishment benefits every facet of life:

  • At school: performance indicators improve, absenteeism is reduced, behavior improves and retention improves
  • At work: productivity increases, absenteeism is reduced, and the workforce is stronger
  • Nutrition contributes to improved overall health, which reduces healthcare costs for nutrition related and impacted diseases

When Iowans are nourished, Iowa is stronger.

Hunger exists in each of the 99 counties in Iowa and the first step in alleviating hunger is understanding who is hungry and how hunger affects their lives. IFBA hopes to educate and inform legislators, hunger advocates and community members about hunger, and begin the process of creating strategies to address the issue. Addressing hunger requires the collaboration of all - public and private.

 

 

 
 
 

 

To become a grassroots advocate, register at www.feedingamerica.org

The Latest News

Iowa Hunger Coalition and Iowa Food Bank Association Applaud and Commend the Overwhelmingly Bi-Partisan Passage of the Senate Farm Bill   The members of the Iowa Hunger Coalition (IHC) and Iowa Food Bank Association (IFBA) are pleased to see the Senate work in a true spirit of bipartisanship to pass a Farm Bill that works for Iowans facing hunger...
Some provisions included in the House Agriculture Committee’s Farm Bill, passed out of committee yesterday, give rise to concern for those who face hunger daily in Iowa.  SNAP, known in Iowa as the Food Assistance Program, is a first line of defense in fighting hunger.  The Iowa Food Bank Association cannot support any legislation that would...

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