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

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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 340,000 Iowans, approximately 10.9% of the population, are food insecure, or struggle with hunger. The 340,000 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. Iowa Food Bank Association (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 Food Bank Association Encourages Bi-Partisan Support for Iowa Food Banks Sales Tax Exemption   The Iowa Food Bank Association (IFBA) member food banks provide more than 33 million meals across Iowa annually.  The IFBA request the state legislature to exempt the food banks from the sales tax for the purchase price of tangible personal...
  October 16, 2017 By Pat Curtis An organization that fights hunger across the state has a new leader. The Iowa Food Bank Association used today’s opening of World Food Prize events in Des Moines to introduce a new executive director. Regenea Hurte says she faces a significant challenge. “We have about 10 percent of the population of Iowa that is...

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