Food Bank of Iowa Mobile Pantry
Prairie Meadows awarded the Food Bank of Iowa $500,000 on September 23. With these dollars, Prairie Meadows sponsored two drive-thru perishable food pantries at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.
“We at Prairie Meadows are grateful to the Food Bank of Iowa for providing food to the most vulnerable central Iowans with their drive-thru food program,” said Gary Palmer, President/CEO of Prairie Meadows. “It is wonderful to see our donation dollars at work in the community.”
32,158 pounds of food was distributed in four hours on September 29, 2020 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. On November 6, 2020, they saw 4,941 Iowans come through for their mobile food distribution. 61,172 pounds of fresh produce, chicken, and other pantry staples were given away that day. More than 60% of those individuals were first-time visitors of a Food Bank of Iowa distribution.
The Food Bank of Iowa works with more than 600 partner agencies to combat food insecurity in Iowa moving 1,000,000 pounds of food a month.
About Food Bank of Iowa
In the 2020 fiscal year alone, Food Bank of Iowa provided more than 19 million pounds of nutritious food to help your neighbors in need.
Leveraging bulk purchasing power, key retail food rescue relations and the Emergency Food Assistance Program from the USDA, Food Bank of Iowa sources free and reduced-cost food for Iowans in need. The food bank keeps the food safe and delivers it to 630 partners—including community, church and school pantries, backpack schools, senior meal sites, veteran homes, homeless shelters and rehab sites—who then distribute food to children, seniors, veterans and hard-working Iowans. Food Bank of Iowa serves 55 counties, covering big cities and small towns across 30,000 square miles.
To learn more, visit www.foodbankiowa.org.
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