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.

Events

It’s time to Strike Out Hunger with some good-spirited competition among Omaha area businesses. Last year, Food Bank for the Heartland’s Strike Out Hunger campaign generated the equivalent of 448,500 meals to help feed children and families in Nebraska and western Iowa. This year, we’re aiming for even more meals! So pitch in and together we can make sure no one has to face an empty home plate.

 

 


“Leader of the Pack: Hunger Games” Run-Walk-Bike


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Tie up those laces or tune up that bike to JOIN US for our 8th Annual “Leader of the Pack: Hunger Games” Run-Walk-Bike event on Saturday, June 23, 2018!

Proceeds from this event help to fight hunger in Siouxland by supporting food insecure children, families, seniors, and needy individuals. 

 

 

Yankee Doodle Drive Against Hunger

Monday, July 2, 2018, 6:30 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.| Iowa State Capitol, 1007 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50319

 

Join us for the Des Moines Symphony’s 25th annual Yankee Doodle Pops, Iowa’s largest single-day concert event! This family-friendly and patriotic concert concludes with the area’s premier fireworks display over the downtown Des Moines skyline, and best of all, it’s FREE! Bring your picnic baskets, blankets and lawn chairs, or purchase food from an array of vendors at the concert. Join the Yankee Doodle Drive Against Hunger by making a donation online or at the concert!

 

Smoke Out Hunger 2018

Sunday, July 29, 2018, 12-3 p.m.| Brenton Skating Plaza, 520 Robert D. Ray Drive, Des Moines, IA 50309

 

Smoke Out Hunger is back for 2018!

Des Moines’ premier BBQ event is back on Sunday, July 29, 2018! Enjoy all the BBQ you can eat from a smoke-tastic lineup of local pitmasters and restaurants (including some unique vegetarian BBQ options!). Pair your BBQ samplings with refreshing craft beers — all at no cost past the ticket price! Round out your Smoke Out Hunger experience with live music, lawn games, and picnic table board games. All proceeds benefit Food Bank of Iowa’s work to end hunger in Iowa! Kids 6-12 have a reduced price ticket, and kids 5 and under get in free.

Combat Hunger

November 15 & 16, 2017| Locust Street in downtown Des Moines

 

The largest food drive in the state of Iowa, Star 102.5’s Combat Hunger raised more than 250,000 meals for Iowans in need in 2017. Join us as we continue to make a difference for Iowans in need!

Star 102.5 started Combat Hunger more than 25 years ago with one mission: help the Food Bank of Iowa provide meals for Iowans in need. Since then, Combat Hunger has provided millions of meals through the downtown encampment and food drives all across Central Iowa.

Get Involved: Start your own Combat Hunger food drive!

Join us at the Combat Hunger encampment in downtown Des Moines on November 16, 2018!

MOBILE PANTRIES

Northeast Iowa Food Bank

When Where  Times
1st Wednesday of each month Malcom – Community Center 4:30PM – 6:00PM
  212 Main St., Malcom  
     
1st Thursday of each month Manchester – New Life Assembly of God 5:00PM – 6:30PM
  1208 E Main St., Manchester  
     
1st Saturday of each month Cresco – First Lutheran Church 10:00AM – 12:00PM
  920 3rd E St., Cresco  
     
2nd Tuesday of each month Shell Rock – Boyd Community Building 5:00PM – 6:00PM
  303 S Cherry St., Shell Rock  
     
2nd Tuesday of each month Waverly – Vineyard Community Church 5:30PM – 6:30PM
  319 W Bremer Ave., Waverly  
     
2nd Wednesday of each month Oelwein – Oelwein Community Plaza 5:00PM – 6:00PM
  25 W Charles St., Oelwein  
     
2nd Saturday of each month West Union – CrossFire Church 10:00AM – 11:00AM
  103 Franklin St  
     
3rd Thursday of each month New Hampton – First United Methodist Church 5:00PM – 6:30PM
  201 N Locust Ave., New Hampton  
     
3rd Saturday of each month Guttenberg – St. John’s Lutheran Church 10:00AM – 12:00PM
  203 Pearl St., Guttenberg  
     
4th Tuesday of each month Osage – Prairie Lakes Church 5:30PM – 6:30PM
  2011 Hwy 9, Osage  
     
4th Thursday of each month Tripoli – Faith United Church of Christ 5:00PM – 6:30PM
  408 S. Main St., Tripoli  
     
4th Saturday of each month Grundy Center – American Lutheran Church 9:30AM – 11:30AM
  1103 F Ave., Grundy Center  
     
4th Saturday of each month Independence – West Elementary School 9:30AM – 11:00AM
  1301 1st St W, Independence  
  Lamont – Grace Methodist Church  10:00AM – 12:00PM
   745 Washington St, Lamont  
 

Brandon – Community Center

802 Main St, Brandon

9:30AM – 11:00AM 

Food Bank of Iowa

Food Bank of Siouxland

Food Bank for the Heartland

HACAP Food Reservoir

Riverbend Food Bank

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Latest News

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...
  October 16, 2017By 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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