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Food Bank of Iowa Virtual Food Drive 2021

Food Bank of Iowa Virtual Food Drive 2021
Forget the heavy lifting, donating is just a click away with a Virtual Food Drive! 

In fact, your donation will go further with a virtual food drive and provides a simple and immediate way to help end hunger in Iowa.

What is a Virtual Food Drive?

A Virtual Food Drive is a web-based tool allowing individuals and organizations to host a food drive through Food Bank of Iowa’s website. Donations can be made securely online giving everyone on your team a chance to see the progress in real time. With just a few clicks, anyone can purchase the most-needed items and make a difference in the lives of neighbors in need.

Why use the Virtual Food Drive?

The answer is simple – to get more food to those facing hunger in our community faster. By holding your food drive online, you will save the Food Bank the time and resources incurred through a physical food drive. Plus, your donations will help us purchase more of our most-needed food items in bulk including highly desirable perishable items such as milk and eggs. You give us the resources to purchase the most needed items in the moment as the need arises!

Virtual Food Drives give donors the opportunity to support important programming like School Pantries and the BackPack Program

$43,133

raised

172,531

meals
DONATE Register your own team

American Equity

Derek Johnson

We have an excellent opportunity to work together virtually and support our communities. We hope to positively impact the lives of families impacted by food insecurity, which has increased significantly for families with children due to COVID. If you are interested in contributing, please make your donation by Friday, May 14. Remember, American Equity will match all donations made during this time!

$7,443 RAISED (124%)
83
Supporters

Two Rivers Marketing

Jill VanDerPol

Our special edition Rec Thursday on July 29 will be a 2RM carnival and fundraiser for Food Bank of Iowa, one of the agency’s chosen charities for 2021. There are several ways you can donate and support FBoI — and earn chances to win great prizes! 1. Donate money to Food Bank of Iowa at this 2RM team fundraising page. Every $5 you donate gets you 1 ticket to play fun games at our 2RM carnival. 2. Volunteer with Food Bank of Iowa. Sign up by July 29 to volunteer this year, let Jill VanDerPol know, and you’ll get 10 additional raffle tickets for the carnival!

$3,443 RAISED (229%)
56
Supporters

Westwood Neighborhood Association

Kim corbin

$3,172
RAISED
8
Supporters

Bayer Crop Science

Reeto Mathew

As Bayer, our top goal is always health for all, hunger for none. Let’s see how much money we can raise for the Backpack Program from our sites in Ankeny, Huxley, and Urbandale. As kids return to school after another difficult year with COVID, let’s give back to our community and help the less fortunate during these difficult times. No child should go hungry at home! Together, we can improve the lives of these children and make a brighter future for them and us all!

$3,146 RAISED (629%)
30
Supporters

EJ Region 81

Kristi Meyer

Region 81, please make your donations to support the communities in Iowa that our branch teams serve.

$3,005 RAISED (75%)
26
Supporters

LI 40 - Des Moines Session Challenge

Calan Smidt

We are the 40th class of Leadership Iowa! We are asking for $4,000 to commemorate 40 years of this incredible program. The money raised during this campaign will stay in Iowa and within the 55 counties that the Food Bank of Iowa services. The Food Bank of Iowa has 677 partner agencies that include food pantries, community meal sites, shelters, schools, and other organizations. The Food Bank also has a mobile pantry program that offers a farmers market distribution in communities that do not have access to this kind of food resource. They also do a school pantry program, back pack program, and a summer food program that services kids in need on a regular basis. Distribution of more than 1.5M pounds of food isn't easy. The cost of labor, storage, sorting, and transportation for even donated items can be extremely high so every little bit helps. Lets show the Food Bank why the 40th class of Leadership Iowa is the best class ever!

$2,303 RAISED (57%)
26
Supporters

LenderClose

Marty Pohlmeier

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee is bringing 2021 to a close by hosting a Virtual Food Drive in December, taking a moment to help those in need. All donations will go to the Food Bank of Iowa.

$1,672 RAISED (167%)
25
Supporters

In Honor of Edye's Birthday

Edye Beckerman

The Month of November is known as the month of Thankfulness. I am very thankful and blessed with amazing friends and family. I love to give back to the Community in which I am part of. In honor my birthday, my wish is that you all take a minute to remember how fortunate you are. Many are struggling. Many spend sleepless nights worrying about food insecurity. I want to make an impact. Please Give because of the blessings in your life. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. If you prefer to donate non perishable food items I will be collecting those as well.

$1,640 RAISED (65%)
19
Supporters

Perfection Learning

Andrea Stark

Our company’s mission is to provide solutions that help educators break down learning barriers. Unfortunately, 1 in 8 kids living in Iowa comes to school hungry. During this holiday season, we want to help break down the barrier of hunger and make sure that all students and their families have what they need to thrive.

$1,554 RAISED (103%)
23
Supporters

LifeQuest Ministries

Paige Chapman

We are a smaller faith community that believes our mission is to reach out to others with the love of Christ, in ways that serve and provide for their needs.

$1,520 RAISED (151%)
2
Supporters

Iowa PBS Employees

Abby Brown

Iowa PBS employees are a fantastic group who care deeply about all Iowans!

$1,454 RAISED (145%)
21
Supporters

Feds Feed Families 2021 -TSA Iowa - "DSM"

Jamie Daly

As Federal Employees of the Transportation Security Administration, we ALL have been very fortunate in our continued employment over this past year, this is a small opportunity to pay it forward to those who have not been as fortunate as we have.

$1,415 RAISED (141%)
15
Supporters

Sigma Chi

Augustine Quintero

We are dedicated to helping out our neighbors in Des Moines, and all-around Iowa. We are happy to help out the Food Bank of Iowa during the pandemic.

$1,290 RAISED (86%)
10
Supporters

McKee, Voorhees & Sease, PLC

Richard Marsolais

We are raising money to help feed those who are in need. We are doing this in honor of Justice Mark Cady and the Day of Service in his honor on October 22, 2021

$1,143 RAISED (114%)
11
Supporters

PCI Site Food Drive

Clancy Merrill

2021 PCI BBQ Fundraiser - Food Bank of Iowa

$947
RAISED
5
Supporters

FRB Iowa

Jennifer Graham

$857 RAISED (285%)
16
Supporters

CDS Global

Paul Dark Jr.

$798 RAISED (39%)
17
Supporters

Acquire Realty

Terry Adams

$792 RAISED (158%)
6
Supporters

Raymond James West Des Moines

Heidi Koster

$749
RAISED
8
Supporters

WesTech Days 2021

Erik Cousin

WesTech Employees, Please add your unit number to the optional note field so that your unit is credited in the WesTech days competition. Thank you for participating!

$655 RAISED (87%)
4
Supporters

Team SEH

Debra Lee

$605 RAISED (121%)
6
Supporters

Fighting Famine in Finance

LAURIE KAZEZE

We are people who work together, coworkers. We are a team of individuals who all serve the same purpose of making our company a better place to work. We are also family. Our work family is very important to each and every one of us. We have been blessed. While the world has struggled through this pandemic, our country has seen many changes, our communities have been touched in every corner. Yet, we remain blessed. We recognize the community is struggling. There are so many who have lost so much. We simply want to give back to our friends and neighbors to help those who are food insecure.

$551 RAISED (110%)
11
Supporters

AssistRx-Des Moines 2021

AssistRx

Each year, AssistRx hosts a food drive to provide hunger relief to families in our local communities. To show our continued support and desire to give back to the community, AssistRx will be hosting a virtual food drive in lieu of our traditional in-office food drive. We’ve established a team donation page with the Food Bank of Iowa. Every dollar donated helps the Food Bank of Iowa provide up to four meals for hungry families, children and seniors. Help us transform lives in our community by giving families meals this holiday season. We hope you will join us and make a donation.

$500 RAISED (100%)
11
Supporters

Progressive Caucus of the Iowa Democratic Party

Tracy Murphy

In the spirit of providing mutual aid and caring for the communities where we live and work, the Progressive Caucus is hosting a virtual food drive! Please give what you can to help those who are experiencing food insecurity in Central Iowa.

$493 RAISED (65%)
7
Supporters

Lifetouch Des Moines

Nicole Fletcher

Lifetouch of Des Moines is looking to make a difference in our community. Thank you for helping us give thanks!

$400 RAISED (40%)
6
Supporters

Venerable 2022

Toni Parkins

$281 RAISED (56%)
3
Supporters

Grinnell Mutual

Lori Smith

Grinnell Mutual is hosting a physical food drive, be we want to challenge our employees working from home full time to donate to the Food Bank of Iowa and help feed hungry families.

$246 RAISED (49%)
7
Supporters

CWG Souper Bowl Virtual Food Drive

CWGSouperBowl

Join CWG Souper Bowl of Caring to help tackle the need for over 14 billion meals in 2021! Let’s team up together to tackle hunger. This year your donation soup pot may be virtual, but the need is GREAT!

$161 RAISED (32%)
4
Supporters

Iowa Weight Loss Specialists

Iowa Weight Loss Specialists

Iowa Weight Loss Specialist offers both surgical and non-surgical weight loss options. Both programs aim to reduce health risks associated with excess weight, cut medical costs, reduce joint pain and help patients live a longer life. Iowa Weight Loss specialists knows that the holidays can be a tough time for people. We want to make sure that people who are struggling to put food on the table for themselves and their families get the help that they need this Holiday season.

$105 RAISED (20%)
1
Supporter

Zovio

Shannon Lamoree

$60 RAISED (30%)
3
Supporters

DES Des Moines

Christine Weilbrenner

DES Employment Group is dedicated to giving back to our community any way we can. By providing great jobs for anyone willing to work and donating our time and money to improving the lives of everyone in our community.

$26 RAISED (8%)
1
Supporter

FanDuel Group IOWA

Natasha Gonzalez

We are hosting a Virtual food drive to give back to our local communities.

$0 RAISED (0%)
0
Supporters

Trixies Salon and Spa

Hannah Arant

We love to give back to our community at Trixies, and this holiday season we decided to choose the Food Bank of Iowa for our Nonprofit to support. No one should go hungry and we would love to do our part to support others thru he holidays.

$0 RAISED (0%)
0
Supporters

American Equity

Derek Johnson

$0 RAISED (0%)
0
Supporters

DES Cedar Rapids

AMANDA BENTLEY

$0 RAISED (0%)
0
Supporters

Team RDG

Judi Brown

Can We Do It? Yes We Can! RDG employees design and build amazing facilities and spaces that support active & healthy communities. Let's work together to join in on the fight to feed the hungry in our communities.

$0 RAISED (0%)
0
Supporters

Aspen Champions

Thomas Lang

We are a locally-owned fitness club/small business that wants to give our members a chance to give back to their community!

$0 RAISED (0%)
0
Supporters

FRB Chicago - Des Moines Office

Dan Bestul

As part of the Bank's annual United Way campaign, the Des Moines Office is holding a virtual food drive for Food Bank of Iowa! Join us in helping support their vision of a hunger-free Iowa!

$0 RAISED (0%)
0
Supporters

Team DB

TeamDB

We want to make a difference!

$0 RAISED (0%)
0
Supporters
YOUR GIFT MATTERS

$2,475

Sponsor 15 children in the BackPack Program for one school year.

1
MAKE A DIFFERENCE

$833

Sponsor the food provided to children on school grounds in one of our medium sized school pantries for one month.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

$556

Sponsor the food provided to children on school grounds in one of our small sized school pantries for one month of the school year.

3
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$204

FRESH PRODUCE (300 POUNDS OF EACH): Apples, Cabbage, Potatoes, Watermelon, Onions, and Cucumbers. SAVINGS OF $2,217!

19
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$165

Sponsor a child in the BackPack Program for one school year.

15
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$100

10 cases, or 240 units, of shelf-stable milk. SAVINGS OF $300!

77
MAKE A DIFFERENCE

$41

GROCERIES FOR A LARGE FAMILY: 3 gallons of milk, 10 pounds of potatoes, 10 pounds of apples, 1 large watermelon, 1 large head of cabbage, 8 pounds of onions, 4 pounds of cucumbers, 3 cheesy tuna dinner meals, 4 cans of tuna, 24 cans of vegetables, 12 cans of fruit, 10 pounds of ground turkey, 2 jars of peanut butter, 4 boxes of pasta, 6 jars of pasta sauce, and 4 bags of rice. SAVINGS OF $166.86!

18
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$29

GROCERIES FOR A SMALL FAMILY: 2 gallons of milk, 8 pounds of potatoes, 5 pounds of apples, 1 medium watermelon, 5 pounds of ground turkey, 12 cans of vegetables, 10 cans of fruit, 4 cans of tuna, 1 jar of peanut butter, 2 boxes of pasta, 4 jars of pasta sauce, and 2 bags of white rice. SAVINGS OF $82.62!

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE

$16

GROCERIES FOR AN INDIVIDUAL: 1 gallon of milk, 5 pounds of potatoes, 2 pounds of apples, 3 pounds of ground turkey, 1 jar of peanut butter, 2 boxes of pasta, 3 jars of pasta sauce, 7 cans of vegetables, and 7 cans of fruit. SAVINGS OF $41.70!

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$5

1 sack of kid-friendly food for our BackPack program

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