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

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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...
  Des Moines (September 24, 2014) - In August, Gov. Terry Branstad signed a proclamation declaring Iowa’s support of Hunger Action Month this September. A nationwide effort founded by Feeding America, the largest domestic hunger-relief organization, Hunger Action Month strives to mobilize the public to take action on the issue of hunger. In Iowa,...