Food Bank of Iowa COVID-19 Relief

Food Bank of Iowa COVID-19 Relief

About This Campaign

The Situation

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.

The Solution

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.

The Cost

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!

Food Bank of Iowa

Campaign to Support Food Bank of Iowa

**In light of COVID-19 (coronavirus), Food Bank of Iowa operations are continuing uninterrupted as the need grows.  Our top priority remains to ensure that our most vulnerable neighbors have safe access to the nutrition and resources they need. As we pivot toward more mobile food distributions to meet increasing need, fill in for services lost through school partners, and compensate for stressed pantry distributions; our food and material costs are quickly mounting.

You can support Food Bank of Iowa's COVID-19 relief efforts by designating your gift to "COVID-19 Relief" in donation check-out.

At the Food Bank of Iowa, we’re dedicated to ending hunger in Iowa—for each one of the 175,000 children, families, and seniors we serve. With your help, we can.

95.9 cents of every dollar donated to Food Bank of Iowa supports our food distribution programs. By keeping administrative services expenses (1.1%) and fundraising expenses (3%) low, we can provide 4 meals for every dollar contributed to Food Bank of Iowa.

Together, we can solve hunger.

Fundraising Teams

Iowa Wild

In these unprecedented times, it is more important than ever for us to rally together and put our community first. Join the Iowa Wild in support of the Food Bank of Iowa. With your help, every dollar donated will go towards feeding individuals and families in need. We are more than hock...

$15,268.2
raised
105
Supporters

F&G Annuities and Life

Our F&G family always generously gives back to those in need. During this time of uncertainly, let's join together to fight hunger in our community. Every dollar you give will provide not only the gift of food, but the gift of hope for food-insecure children and families.

$8,479.76 raised (84%)
32
Supporters

Blank Children's Hospital - residents and attendings

With many people not working their usual hours and having less income, the pediatric residents and attendings at Blank Children's Hospital wanted to help those who need it the most.

$5,112.15
raised
56
Supporters

Drake University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

Students, staff and faculty from the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

$3,138.6 raised (1255%)
36
Supporters

Nothing

$2,879.62
raised
12
Supporters

West Des Moines Leadership Academy

The West Des Moines Leadership Academy selects a non-profit organization to support and raise money for each year. This year, our Class of 2020 has chosen to partner with Food Bank of Iowa as they continue to stock area pantries and organizations with resources during COVID-19. Our goal...

$2,798.63
raised
33
Supporters

PolicyWorks LLC Team Members

PolicyWorks LLC team members would like to help the Food Bank of Iowa continue to meet its mission and help as many people as possible during this uncertain time.

$2,745.18 raised (549%)
22
Supporters

Project Zume

Project ZUME is a collaboration of churches, faith-based organizations, and businesses which will serve as an extension of Food Bank of Iowa for purposes of emergency food assembly, distribution, and delivery within the metro area. The first food distributions kicked off on March 23 at...

$1,780.91
raised
9
Supporters

LightEdge

LightEdge is giving back to the local communities we are a part of to support those in need during this difficult time. We have been headquartered in Des Moines, IA for over 20 years, so the Food Bank of Iowa is extremely near and dear to our hearts.

$1,669.08 raised (83%)
2
Supporters

Peterson Financial Group

During these trying times it is more and important than ever to be there for our loved ones and those in need. Food insecurity was already an issue and will be exacerbated by the current situation we are all facing. We encourage those that can, to give what they can to help out their fe...

$1,668.02 raised (33%)
7
Supporters

Team Roeding

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 p...

$198.6 raised (3%)
4
Supporters

Food Bank of Iowa is grateful for the generosity of our supporters and community partners all year, but especially now during this challenging time. Iowans are more in need than ever and there are a variety of ways to get involved:

Especially check out all of our Cause Marketing Efforts here!

If you or your organization is leading an effort on behal fof Food Bank of Iowa, we would love to add you to our Cause Marketing Efforts list. Please email us and tell us about your efforts.

  1. Iowa Wild
    Iowa Wild Iowa Wild

    We sincerely appreciate your commitment to assisting those in need! Thank you to the Food Bank of Iowa for facilitating this program to provide necessary meals for families and individuals in our community.

    Once you have made a donation, please e-mail us your Twitter or Instagram handle for us to give you a "social stick tap" from the team page! E-mail: tim.vieira@iowawild.com

    Again, we sincerely appreciate your help...
    We are more than hockey - and together we will beat this opponent!

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