February 26, 2010

Matthew 25 Resource 2/26/10-Food Bank of Iowa (Des Moines)

From the time the dock doors opened in 1982, the Food Bank of Iowa has been committed to its top priority: maximizing "food in - food out". Donated products are received from all sectors of the food industry, including: growers; packers; processors; manufacturers; wholesalers; brokers and retailers. The Food Bank of Iowa also receives commodities from the United States Department of Agriculture for distribution as well as national food donations through Feeding America. From time to time, the Food Bank of Iowa has the ability to purchase large quantities of the food products most needed by the partner agencies. In addition, many companies, service organizations, groups and individuals hold annual food drives.

The Food Bank of Iowa serves over 285 partner agencies in 42 Iowa counties. Through these partner agencies the Food Bank of Iowa strives to meet the critical needs of a diverse population including children, seniors and the working poor. Our partner agencies include food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, shelters for victims of domestic violence, non-profit child and adult care centers, youth and senior programs and rehabilitation centers. Please click here to learn more about our partner agencies and view a map of our service area.

The Food Bank of Iowa is not a government agency and is not funded by tax dollars. Funding is received through a handling fee (ranging from 0 to 14 cents per pound) from the partner agencies. Contributions are also received from businesses, foundations, schools, the religious community, individuals and civic groups. Funding is also received through special events and promotions.
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