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.

History

The Iowa Food Bank Association (IFBA) was formed in 2009 by the Executive Directors of the 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 continues to work in these three areas of interest. The Executive Directors of the seven 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

Empty freezers in Iowa food pantries were filled last month when the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation and Iowa Select Farms donated approximately 48,000 pounds of fresh, boneless pork loins to help feed Iowa families in need. The pork was distributed by employees of Iowa Select Farms to over 70 rural community organizations last month. “We focus on...
Teri Winkey joined the Iowa Food Bank Association (IFBA) as SNAP Outreach Coordinator in September of 2014. Before coming to IFBA, she worked for six years with UnityPoint, Allen Hospital and several years with AEA 267, River Hills School. The experience working with special needs students was some of the most valuable of her career. She spent 17...

Pages