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.

Invest an Acre

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Invest an Acre Donation Form
Invest an Acre Guide and Instructions

Can I donate to Invest An Acre online?
Yes! Go to and click on the donation tab. Your donation will help provide resources to help your local food bank serve those in need in your community.   

Can I write a check? Will that donation be matched?
Yes, write a check payable to Invest an Acre and send it to:

Feeding America    
Invest an Acre Program    
35 E. Wacker Drive, Suite 2000    
Chicago, Illinois  60601   

We will match your donation as long as it fits the program guidelines.

Can my donation be directed to my local pantry?
Any pantry, in good standing, that receives food from a Feeding America food bank is eligible. You will need to talk to your elevator operator at the time you decide to donate and make sure that the pantry name, city, state and zip code are listed on your donation form.   

Is 100% of my donation routed to my local food bank or pantry?
Yes. Through the generous support of The Howard G. Buffett Foundation, there are no administrative costs associated with your gift.

When will the farmer donation be distributed? Is the match included?
All Invest an Acre donations will be distributed on a quarterly basis. Each donation will be received by your local food bank within a maximum of 90 days. Any qualifying match dollars will be distributed at the same time.

How does the match program work?
As one of the founding partners of the Invest An Acre Program, Monsanto has generously offered to match farmer donations, dollar for dollar, up to $675,000 this year. Each time a farmer donates, Monsanto will provide an equal donation to your local food bank. This match is intended for and will be utilized for rural communities only.

Are there other matches available?    
Yes, depending on where you farm. Farm Credit Services of America will match your donation up to $500 in Nebraska,Iowa, South Dakota and Wyoming. This $250,000 match program will run from September 1, 2014 - August 31, 2015. Scoular Company will match up to $10,000 for every one of their farmer donations in Nebraska from April 1, 2014 - March 31, 2015. These matches are in addition to the Monsanto match!

Who can I contact to receive more information and/or additional donation forms?    
Contact the Iowa Food Bank Association State Director or call 515-288-3234.

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