Hunger Free Holidays

November-December 2020

This holiday season, Food Bank of Iowa is on a mission to provide more meals to hungry Iowans. Join our Hunger Free Holidays campaign by making a donation to Food Bank of Iowa; $1 provides up to 4 meals. 

We know the cold months are upon us and holidays are soon to be here. With positive cases of COVID-19 rising rapidly, unemployment is again on the climb and many families have children home again from school. More individuals are finding themselves in trying financial situations. Unfortunately, food insecurity is expected to climb steadily throughout the remainder of 2020.

Please consider helping us feed hungry children, seniors, families and veterans as they struggle to make ends meet.

GIVE HERE

Combat Hunger

November 2020

Join us for Star 102.5’s Combat Hunger to help Food Bank of Iowa provide meals for Iowans in need. While this event traditionally hosts a large food drive, in the interest of people’s health and safety, we have gone virtual this year!* Leverage the Food Bank of Iowa’s bulk-purchasing power and see your impact grow as a team. It’s easy to sign up and send the link out to your crew! 

Sign up for Combat Hunger at the button below.

Sign up for Combat Hunger's virtual food drive! Combat Hunger Tool-Kit 2020 

You can now *virtually* purchase food items through our “30 Goals for 30 Years” campaign page for Combat Hunger! Click HERE to purchase items now!

Get Involved: Start your own Combat Hunger food drive! 

  • Use our Combat Hunger 2020 Tool-Kit to get tips on how to run a successful virtual food drive
  • Donate funds toward the purchase of meals at Food Bank of Iowa: $1 = 4 meals 

This is Star 102.5’s 30th year of Combat Hunger! We raised more than 232,287 meals for Iowans in need in 2019 and with your help, we can raise more in 2020!

Click here to find out who is participating in Combat Hunger 2020 so far!

*In an effort to prioritize the health and safety of volunteers, staff and participants, we are unable to pick up physical food drive items in 2020. 

The Walking Fed

TBD 2021 | Jay's CD & Hobby (all locations)

Zombies should go hungry, but kids shouldn’t. When spring and summer break hit, kids who depend on school-based programs for breakfast and lunch no longer have access to these meals. This is why LAZER 103.3, Jay’s CD & Hobby and Unkl Ruckus’s Smoking Emporium and Skate Shop are proud to present the Walking Fed food drive to benefit Food Bank of Iowa in an effort to help feed the kids and keep their shelves stocked.

In 2020, The Walking Fed Campaign provided over THOUSANDS of meals to children in Iowa! 

Staff member from Unkl Rukus presents a check to Food Bank of Iowa Marketing & Communications Coordinator Annah Begg and LAZER 103.3 Group Marketing Manager Ryan Patrick. The proceeds from The Walking Fed 2020 go to children in need.

Drive Away Childhood Hunger

September 16, 2021, 11:30 a.m. | Talons of Tuscany, 1525 NE 36th Street, Ankeny, IA

Food Bank of Iowa’s mission is to provide food for Iowa children, families and seniors to lead full and active lives, strengthening the communities where they live. You can help us towards our mission by joining us for Drive Away Childhood Hunger at the private Talons of Tuscany Golf Course in Ankeny, Iowa.

Drive Away Childhood Hunger will raise funds to aid our childhood hunger programs. The event’s centerpiece is a round of golf on this 19-hole course, plus access to the incredible Albaugh Chevrolet car barn. The day will also include a catered lunch, cocktail reception, and live auction.

Click HERE to sponsor the event.

For more information or to secure your sponsorship, contact Emma (Christianson) Runde, Donor Relations Manager, at erunde@foodbankiowa.org or 515.867.2892. 

Drive Away Childhood Hunger Golf Event PDF

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES BELOW

Presenting Sponsor | $25,000

  • Two (2) complimentary foursomes
  • Company logo prominent on all event materials
  • Two (2) speaking opportunities during the event (lunch and reception)
  • Organization logo or name placed on the “Welcome” sign at the entrance of Talons of Tuscany with a Food Bank of Iowa truck
  • Recognition in Food Bank of Iowa newsletter and social media

 

Title Sponsor (Multiple Available) | $20,000

  • Two (2) complimentary foursomes
  • Company logo on event materials
  • One (1) speaking opportunity during the event (choice of lunch or reception)
  • Company logo or name placed on one staffed golf hole
  • Recognition in Food Bank of Iowa newsletter and social media

 

Reception Sponsor (Multiple Available) | $15,000

  • One (1) complimentary foursome
  • Recognition on event materials
  • Speaking opportunity during the reception
  • Organization logo or name displayed at the reception
  • Recognition in Food Bank of Iowa newsletter and social media

 

Lunch Sponsor (Multiple Available) | $10,000

  • One (1) complimentary foursome
  • Recognition on event materials
  • Speaking opportunity during lunch
  • Company logo or name displayed at the lunch
  • Recognition in Food Bank of Iowa newsletter and social media

 

Golf Cart Sponsor (Multiple Available) | $7,500

  • One (1) complimentary foursome
  • Recognition on all golf carts
  • Recognition event materials
  • Recognition in Food Bank of Iowa newsletter and social media

 

CEO Ride with Michelle Book | $5,000

  • Recognition on event materials
  • Organization logo or name placed on Food Bank of Iowa CEO Michelle Book’s golf cart
  • Opportunity to ride with Michelle for the afternoon
  • Recognition in Food Bank of Iowa newsletter and social media

 

Wheel of Fortune Game Sponsor | $2,500

  • Recognition on event materials
  • Organization logo or name placed with the “Wheel of Fortune” Game
  • Ability to staff the “Wheel of Fortune” with a representative from your organization
  • Recognition in Food Bank of Iowa newsletter and social media

 

Magic Multiplier Game Sponsor | $2,500

  • Recognition on event materials
  • Organization logo or name placed with the “Magic Multiplier” Game
  • Ability to staff the “Magic Multiplier” with a representative from your organization
  • Recognition in Food Bank of Iowa newsletter and social media

 

Hole Sponsors (Multiple Available) } $1,000

  • Recognition on event materials
  • Ability to staff a hole with representatives from your organization
  • Organization logo or name placed on one golf hole
  • Recognition in Food Bank of Iowa newsletter and social media

 

Friend of the Food Bank of Iowa (Multiple Available) | $500

  • Recognition on event materials
  • Recognition in Food Bank of Iowa newsletter and social media

Click HERE to sponsor the event.

 

Smoke Out Hunger

Summer 2021

Food Bank of Iowa will be celebrating 6 years of Smoke Out Hunger! Smoke Out Hunger celebrates family, food, and fun while raising funds and awareness for Food Bank of Iowa. Stay tuned for more information about our Summer 2021 event!

Enjoy all the BBQ you can eat from a smoke-tastic lineup of local pitmasters and restaurants (including some unique vegetarian BBQ options!). Pair your BBQ samplings with refreshing craft beers — all at no cost past the ticket price! Round out your Smoke Out Hunger experience with live music, kid’s activities, and picnic table board games. All proceeds benefit Food Bank of Iowa’s work to end hunger in Iowa! Tickets for individuals under 21 have a reduced ticket price, and kids 5 and under. 

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yankee Doodle Drive Against Hunger

Postponed until 2021 | Iowa State Capitol, 1007 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50319

The Des Moines Symphony’s Yankee Doodle Pops is Iowa’s largest single-day concert event! in 2019, Yankee Doodle Pops raised enough food and funds to provide up to 22,000 meals for Iowans! This annual family-friendly and patriotic concert concludes with the area’s premier fireworks display over the downtown Des Moines skyline, and best of all, it’s FREE! 

Concert

Attendees can bring picnic baskets or purchase food from an array of vendors at the concert. Spread a picnic blanket or lawn chairs in the shadow of the State Capitol’s golden dome as the Des Moines Symphony performs American classics and patriotic songs to celebrate Independence Day!

Food Drive

Yankee Doodle Drive Against Hunger would not be complete without a Food Drive. Thank you to the participating Des Moines-area Bank of the West or HyVee locations for joining the Yankee Doodle Drive Against Hunger.Our most needed items were:

  • Proteins (e.g. canned meat, canned fish)
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned soup
  • Dry pasta
  • Breakfast items, including cereal
  • 100% fruit juice
  • Paper and personal products (e.g. toothpaste, soap, toilet paper)

Strike Out Hunger

Throughout the Iowa Cubs baseball season

Iowa Cubs pitchers have extra incentive to strike out batters, thanks to Strike Out Hunger! For every I-Cubs strikeout, 72 Degrees Comfort Company will provide 20 meals to Iowans in need, all throughout the I-Cubs’ season. The 2016, 2017 and 2018 seasons were excellent years for strikeouts, resulting in nearly 65,000 meals donated to benefit Iowans in need!

When you’re at Principal Park, be sure to look for graphics on the left field video board and in your player bio packets!

Strike Out Hunger Leading Pitchers

2018: Ryan Court, 149 strikeouts (2,080 meals)
2017: Seth Frankoff, 119 strikeouts (2,380 meals)
2016: Drew Rucinski, 116 strikeouts (2,320 meals)

Translate »

Supported By WordPress.org