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Community Food Security VISTA Project

Cause Area

  • Community
  • Environment
  • Health & Medicine
  • Hunger
  • Immigrants & Refugees


8106 Jennings DriveCedar Falls, IA 50614 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

We are working to increase food access for all Iowans, especially those who experience food insecurity, and believe in abundant, accessible, equitable food and land access.


Our VISTA projects and partner organizations pursue equity in the food system for all Iowans, with the intent to improve the intersections of the food system with public health, community nutrition, gainful employment, inclusive communities, and economic justice. Whether through farmer training and the development of an incubator farm; the Garden in Every Lot program which simplifies and promotes home production of fresh food; the Sustainable Iowa Land Trust which preserves and redistributes farmland for future generations and disadvantaged populations; or We Arose Co-op and Feed Iowa First which have aggressively increased supplies of local food in pantries and other hunger relief outlets; Our organization is making strides toward the eradication of poverty, a core tenet of VISTA since its establishment in the 1960s.


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