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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To find more national, state-level, and county-level data on the subject of hunger, please consult the following resources:

USDA Economic Research Service (ERS)
The ERS is your source of information for the following data:

  • The number of people and households that are food insecure
  • Research on the impact of federal nutrition programs on participants
  • Research on the economics of food, farming, natural resources, and rural America
  • State Fact Sheets on the population, employment, income, farm characteristics, farm financial indicators, and top commodities, exports, and counties for each state.

USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)
Participation data, based on fiscal year or monthly data, on the number of people and households participating in various federal nutrition assistance programs

The Census Bureau
The Census Bureau is your source of information for the following data:

  • The number of people and families living in poverty at the national level and state level
  • Information on median household income
  • The number of people without health insurance

Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)
The Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates which is located on the Census Bureau site is your source of information for the following data:

  • Income and Poverty estimates for states, counties and school districts

The Latest News

  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...
Des Moines, Iowa (October 5, 2015) – Many Iowans don’t get enough to eat and struggle to put enough food on the table. These Iowans include children, working adults, and older or persons with disabilities who may be eligible for Iowa Food Assistance Program benefits but haven’t yet applied for the program. Beginning today, Iowans can call the new...