NEW VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES!
SPECIAL SUMMER & FALL OPPORTUNITIES
HARVESTING AT MADRID
Twice a week throughout the summer and fall we will be harvesting fresh produce at the Gardening for Good garden in Madrid. Gather your friends, family or colleagues and help us fight hunger! All ages are welcome!
For the second year, the Blackmer family in Madrid has donated several acres of land to grow fresh produce for the Food Bank of Iowa to distribute. For low-income individuals and families, fresh produce is isn't always an option due to the cost and availability. With the help of the Blackmer family, we are able to provide fresh, nutrient produce to those in need.
Each summer the Food Bank of Iowa receives thousands of pounds of fresh produce (over 10,000 last year!) from the gardens at the Newton Correctional Facility, the Blackmer farm in Madrid and corporate gardens. Volunteers are needed to help rinse, sort and bag produce for easy pick up for partner agencies, mobile pantries and fresh produce stand.
FRESH PRODUCE STAND
The Food Bank of Iowa and Coventry Health Care of Iowa are teaming up to host a farmer's market style produce stand. The fresh produce stand will be offered each Wednesday from June 11 - August 13. Volunteers are needed to help set-up food stand, greet and assist clients, and tear down food stand.