Food Bank of Iowa

Food Bank of Iowa

2220 E 17th St, Des Moines (IA), 50316, United States

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(515) 564-0330

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Now CLOSED
Work hours
MO 07:30 – 16:30 SA closed
TU 07:30 – 16:30 SU closed
WE 07:30 – 16:30
TH 07:30 – 16:30
FR 07:30 – 14:00
About

The Food Bank of Iowa is a private, not-for-profit organization striving to meet the critical food needs of a diverse population through our network of 375

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Mission Alleviating hunger through food distribution, partnership and education.
Description

Besides traditional food banking, the Food Bank of Iowa operates four successful programs:

BackPack Program™ – The program serves more than 4,000 low income children each week at 96 sites in 23 Iowa counties with sacks of child friendly, easy-to-prepare foods for weekends.

Help Us Stop Hunger (HUSH) program – In 2012-2013, the program harvested and distributed over 220,000 pounds of ground venison statewide.

Fresh Produce Program – In 2012, the Newton Correctional Facility dedicated 12 acres of garden space to plant fresh produce benefiting the Food Bank and its partner agencies. To date, more than 160,000 lbs. of fresh produce has been harvested and distributed to clients in need.

Mobile Pantry Program – A mobile pantry is a farmers market style distribution targeted toward counties with a need for additional pantry assistance, providing an additional strategy toward bridging the food assistance gap, specifically in rural counties in our service area, by providing an additional access point for food.

Founded 1982
  • 2220 E 17th St, Des Moines (IA), 50316, United States
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