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Religious leaders send letter to governor, lawmakers, seeking food assistance bill that ‘reflects our state’s generosity and compassion’

More than 200 leaders from Iowa’s interfaith community have sent Gov. Kim Reynolds and legislative leaders a letter opposing a bill that would create additional administrative hurdles for food assistance recipients if it becomes law.…

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Versova donates 108,000 eggs to Food Bank of Iowa

The Food Bank Iowa has received a donation of 9,000 dozen eggs (108,000) from farm company Versova. According to a news release from Food Bank of Iowa, eggs are among the most requested items by …

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DMARC food pantry network sets records as bill that would create asset test for SNAP recipients advances in Legislature

A volunteer helps a visitor to the Johnston Partnership Place food pantry in 2022. Business Record file photo.

The Des Moines Area Religious Council’s food pantry network set a new record for the number of …

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Volunteers pack springtime meal boxes for food insecure families

Volunteers from Fareway help pack springtime meal boxes at the Food Bank of Iowa Tuesday to be distributed to families in need through Des Moines schools. Photo contributed by Food Bank of Iowa.

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Food Bank of Iowa continues to set records as need rises

Emily Shearer, food acquisition manager, unloads a donation of pork at the Food Bank of Iowa warehouse. Photo contributed by Food Bank of Iowa.

The Food Bank of Iowa set another record for the number …


Casey’s and Feeding America team up to fight hunger across Des Moines

Casey’s and Monster Energy have partnered to raise funds to provide 10 million meals to families and children across 16 states in the heartland. The funds raised by Casey’s customers during March by rounding up, …

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Urban Dreams to expand food pantry

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Iowa Department of Education seeks local sponsors for summer food program

The Iowa Department of Education announced today it is looking for local sponsors to serve as sites where low-income children can receive nutritious meals or snacks during the summer. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer …

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Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, United Way of Central Iowa intervene in Food Bank-DMARC dispute

Two nonprofit powerhouses have intervened in the dispute between the Food Bank of Iowa and the Des Moines Area Religious Council in hopes of resolving differences that threatened the ability of some DMARC food pantries …

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