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 seven Feeding America Food Banks that provide food to more than 1,000 emergency feeding organizations and almost 360,540 hungry children, adults, and seniors in the state. We believe that, through an effective public-private partnership, that we may alleviate hunger.
 
We've given 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

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...
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...

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