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Johnson County Hunger Taskforce

855 S. Dubuque Street, Suite 202 B
Iowa City
IA 52240
Ms. Lynette Jacoby
Organization Type
Community Based
Government Agency


The Johnson County Hunger Taskforce is a coalition of local governments and nonprofit service providers dedicated to alleviating hunger through research, collaboration and targeted action. The taskforce grew out of a conference in 2014, and is charged with presenting research and recommendations to the Johnson County Board of Supervisors and helping implement a hunger action plan.

The taskforce consists of three subcommittees:

  • Food Access - working to make sure that everyone in Johnson County has access to adequate, safe and nutritious food throughout the year
  • Healthy Food - working to increase the availability of healthy, nutritious, and locally-grown food options in Johnson County
  • Collaboration - facilitating networking and partnerships to take advantage of synergies and reduce duplication of efforts

How to Help:

Individuals and groups can support the Johnson County Hunger Taskforce by attending meetings, joining subcommittees, and helping implement the forthcoming hunger action plan. To learn more or become involved, contact Ms. Lynette Jacoby at 319-356-6090 or

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