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.


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

The Iowa Games recently made a donation to the Iowa Food Bank Association for $3,604.50 at an annual reception at Terrace Hill in Des Moines. During the course of the year two options were available for Iowa Games participants to donate. Donations were made through online registration and through the purchase of an Iowa Games Opening Ceremony...
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...