Food Bank of Iowa

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Community
  • Health & Medicine
  • Hunger
  • Seniors


2220 E 17th StDes Moines, IA 50316 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The Food Bank of Iowa is a charitable, not-for-profit organization committed to our mission of alleviating hunger through food distribution, partnership and education.


From the time the dock doors opened in 1982, we have maintained our No. 1 priority - maximizing "food in - food out" to meet the critical needs of a diverse population through our network of partner agencies in 55 Iowa counties.

As a non-profit food bank, our primary role is to provide food to the charitable agencies offering direct service to hungry Iowans.

These partner agencies include:

  • Food pantries
  • Soup kitchens
  • Homeless shelters
  • Shelters for victims of domestic violence
  • Nonprofit day care centers
  • Residential care centers
  • Child and senior programs

Along with traditional food banking, the Food Bank of Iowa also operates three successful programs: Backpack Buddies, HUSH and the Fresh Produce Project.


Would you recommend Food Bank of Iowa?
2 reviews Write a review
by Joshua B. from Des Moines, IA (February 26, 2020)
Very well organized, and we definitely accomplished a goal.
by Thomas W. (June 19, 2018)
Doreen was very friendly and worked alongside with my team and myself. Water and snacks where provided for us and afterwards we had great conversation.

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