Organizations Fighting Hunger
Food Bank of Southern Iowa
The Food Bank of Southern Iowa is a private, non-profit charitable organization whose mission is to alleviate hunger through food distribution, partnership, and education. The Food Bank of Southern Iowa solicits, receives, inventories, and distributes donated food and grocery products. These products are distributed to partner agencies in 13 Southern Iowa counties who directly serve needy families and individuals through a variety of programs. As a non-profit food bank, their primary role is to provide food to the charitable agencies offering direct service to hungry Iowans.
The Food Bank of Southern Iowa has also implemented two programs in Southern Iowa. The HUSH program is a cooperative effort among the food bank, Department of Natural Resources, and deer hunters to provide deer meat to Iowans in need. The Backpack Buddies program provides food to low-income children who do not have access to free or reduced lunch programs.
How to Help:
The Food Bank of Southern Iowa is always in need of monetary donations to cover costs of operation, including warehouse rent and electricity for operating freezers. Iowans can donate online through their website. Donations of food are also welcomed, and volunteers are always needed to organize food drives.
People who are interested in supporting the Food Bank of Southern Iowa through donations or volunteering should contact Neil at 641-682-3403.
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