Our Mission is to provide food for Iowa children, families and seniors to lead full and active lives, strengthening the communities where they live.
Our Vision is a hunger-free Iowa
Our Distribution Center includes staff offices and a 48,000-square-foot warehouse, located at 2220 E. 17th Street, Des Moines, IA 50316. We love hosting tours of our facility. Sign up for a tour.
The Food Bank of Iowa is a member of the Feeding America national network of food banks. We are a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit, and all contributions are tax-deductible. The Food Bank of Iowa was founded in 1982, and has distributed more than 133 million meals since then.
Our Service Area includes 55 central and southeastern Iowa counties, stretching from Missouri to Minnesota. We serve 42 of these counties from our Distribution Center in Des Moines, and we serve 13 of them through our Redistribution Organization, the Food Bank of Southern Iowa, located in Ottumwa.