Team Fundraising Page of The Salvation Army of Ames & Story County

The Salvation Army of Ames & Story County

The Salvation Army of Ames & Story County

The Salvation Army of Ames & Story is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. Story County currently has the highest food insecurity rate in the State of Iowa. Food insecurity describes a household’s inability to provide enough food for every person to live an active, healthy life. Food insecurity is one way we can measure and assess the risk of hunger. In the United States currently, 1 in 9 people struggle with hunger. In Story County, we have 14,280 people who are food insecure (14.9%). Of that number, 2,150 are children. The Salvation Army of Ames & Story County is working hard to help families across our County. We have a Food Pantry, with staples like meat, pastas, canned fruits and vegetables, canned/bagged beans, etc. and our Doing The Most Good Market where we offer fresh produce, prepared meals, dairy, bread and treats. They are open to the public weekdays and we have staff/volunteers who direct assist our guests. We also pass along food to three Food Pantries in food desserts and we give sandwiches to Boys & Girls Club and our local homeless shelter.

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About This Campaign

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