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The Food Bank of Iowa exists to make sure Iowans do not go hungry, especially when times are tough. We cannot meet the needs of food-insecure families without generous donors and partners. Simply put, we need you. For every $1 you donate, we can provide up to 4 meals. 

Give today! Donations of any amount can be made:

  • Online by clicking on the “Make a gift today” button below
  • By Check or Cash
    • Mail to Food Bank of Iowa, P.O. Box 1517, Des Moines, IA 50305
    • Or drop off at one of our distribution centers in Des Moines or Ottumwa

Make a gift today

There are more ways that you can give to Food Bank of Iowa:

  • Become a Meal Maker monthly giver
  • Become a Helping Hands Society member
  • Planned Giving:
    • Food Bank of Iowa Legacy Circle: By including Food Bank of Iowa in your Will or trust, you can become a Legacy Circle member  and ensure that Iowans do not go hungry well into the future.
    • Stock Gifts
    • IRA Distributions
    • Donor-Advised Funds


    Do you have a donor-advised fund at the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines? You can give to Food Bank of Iowa directly from your fund online through GIVEdsm.


    Double Your Gift

    Matching Gifts are a great way to double your impact! Does your employer match charitable donations? Use the tool below to see if your organization has a matching gift program. Or contact your employer to see if they will match your donation to Food Bank of Iowa! Please send your employer’s matching gift form or other verification necessary to give@foodbankiowa.org. Our team will complete and return in a timely manner so your impact can be doubled.



Amazon Shoppers

Help your community while you shop! Visit smile.amazon.com to choose Food Bank of Iowa to benefit from every purchase you make. Once set up, you simply do all your shopping through smile.amazon.com and all of your purchases will benefit our ever-important mission of fighting hunger in Iowa.


If any giving options on this page interest you, please click on the appropriate links for more information or reach out to one of our team members!

Please send donations to:
Food Bank of Iowa
P.O. Box 1517
Des Moines, Iowa 50305
Federal Tax ID Number: 42-1177880

Email: Give@foodbankiowa.org

For questions or to view your donation account:

To print a receipt or change your monthly donation amount, please visit: https://give.foodbankiowa.org/signin to access your donation account. Or contact us by e-mail at give@foodbankiowa.org or phone at 515-564-0330.

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