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The Food Bank of Iowa is responsible for providing nutrition to 175,000 food insecure Iowans in 55 counties. Due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, Food Bank of Iowa will continue these efforts and up their output to respond to a rapidly changing environment. As we rush to assemble food packs for drive-thru distributions, fill in for services lost through school partners and compensate for stressed pantry distributions, our food and material costs are quickly mounting. Help Food Bank of Iowa continue to feed children and families in Greater Des Moines (DSM) and across the state. With school closures, children are missing two to three meals they once received at school and, due to loss of income, low-income families are struggling to put food on the table.
meals of 22,200 goal
raised of $5,550 goal
About This Campaign
In light of the COVID-19 crisis, the world around us is changing daily. Unschooled children are not getting 2-3 meals provided daily at school. University students have been displaced. Low wage earners are losing precious hours which would have converted to food on the table. Able-bodied seniors are now home-bound. Small businesses and restaurants are shuttering operations. Day cares are closing.
At Food Bank of Iowa, our top priority remains to ensure that our most vulnerable neighbors have safe access to the nutrition and resources they need. We are collaborating with schools, area agencies on aging,churches, and community partners to help feed people in-need. We are assembling Emergency Food Packs with approximately 20 pounds of shelf-stable items to make distribution for our partners easier, faster, and safer.
Unfortunately, the solution does not come free. The costs for additional food, labor, freight, supplies, sanitation, and miles on the road will be very significant. The solution to ending COVID-19 crisis will be a marathon, not a sprint. Your monetary support will provide us with the endurance to get there. $1 will provide up to 4 meals to food insecure Iowans.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!