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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State Policy Efforts

The Iowa Food Bank Association directs policy and advocacy work on behalf of the eight Feeding America Food Banks that provide food to more than 1,000 emergency feeding organizations and 389,730 hungry children, adults, and seniors in the state. It is our hope that, through an effective public-private partnership, that we may alleviate hunger.
 
On Wednesday, April 29, more than 150 postcards with handwritten personal stories were delivered to our state legislators. We were honored to take the voice of hungry Iowans directly to our leaders. 
 
The postcards were eye-opening. They were powerful. While appreciating all of the programs and food from the food bank network and its staff and volunteers, the authors of the postcards made it clear that additional support is needed. We recieved great feedback from legislators; as one said, "the postcards are very powerful and sadly point out the great need". Scroll down to read two of the stories. 
 
 
 
 
 

 

The Latest News

  October 16, 2017By 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...

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