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Iowa Stops Hunger

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Food insecurity continues to increase as need for assistance rises

Food Bank of Iowa volunteers fill individual bags of crackers from a bulk source. Photo by Duane Tinkey

Food insecurity in Central Iowa continues to reach record levels, according to recent reports from the Des …

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IOWA STOPS HUNGER: Business leaders making a difference

Building partnerships and collaboration are keys for the business community’s success in the fight against food insecurity. That was the message from Business Publications Corp.’s virtual event this week, “Business Leaders Making A Difference.”

And …

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Urbandale food pantry hosting bike-riding fundraiser

The Urbandale Food Pantry is hosting its third annual Pedal for the Pantry beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday. The three starting locations are Kinship Brewing Co, 255 N.W. Sunrise Drive in Waukee; 515 Brewing Co., …

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Food Bank of Iowa, partners receive grants to increase service to people of color

Izaah Knox of Urban Dreams, Michelle Book of Food Bank of Iowa and Sharon Krause of In Harmony Farm are working to enhance service to people of color with grants from Feeding America’s Food Security …

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Meals from the Heartland’s Hunger Fight returns to downtown this year

Meals from the Heartland’s 15th Annual Hunger Fight will return to Hy-Vee Hall this year after a two-year hiatus. This year’s event will run from Aug. 31 through Sept. 3. It had been held in …

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Food Bank of Iowa to expand its distribution center as need rises

Brian Clark, director of real estate development for Ryan Cos.; Julie Stewart, Prairie Meadows vice president of community relations; Hannah Krause, Food Bank of Iowa board chair; and Michelle Book, Food Bank of Iowa CEO, …

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What business leaders can do to fight food insecurity


Ames company turns to ancient grain to fight food insecurity

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WesleyLife Meals on Wheels launches $8.25M fundraising campaign

Photo above: A rendering shows what the new headquarters for Meals on Wheels, which is operated by WesleyLife, will look like. Submitted rendering Photo below: Richard Sickels volunteers with Meals on Wheels for WesleyLife in …

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DMARC report highlights disparities in food insecurity, issues call for action to end lasting effects of redlining

People of color continued to experience food insecurity at disproportionately higher levels than others, according to a report from the Des Moines Area Religious Council that details just how  much more frequently people of color …

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