Home \ With Gratitude
Details Page Image

With Gratitude

November 20, 2019 | Media Center, Newsletter

Our thanks go out to the following organizations for their generosity in supporting our work and mission:

Barilla: 401,964 lbs of pasta and sauce

Anderson Erickson: 37,172 lbs of milk, yogurt, and dips donated

Bimbo Bakery: Volunteers picked up donations 218 times and collected 124,855 lbs of bread and bakery items

Des Moines Cold Storage: Provided in-kind cold storage allowing us to accept food we would have otherwise had to turn down

General Mills donated 208,464 lbs of cereal and snacks

Mid-America Logistics Group donated 310,598 lbs of juice

Hormel donated 84,534 lbs of protein

Perishable Distributors of Iowa donated 122,849 lbs of a variety of dairy, meat, and other perishable items and are a great resource for questions about warehousing, efficiency, and logistics

Picket Fence Creamery donated over 73,000 lbs of fresh milk

Summertime Potato sets aside ‘not-so-pretty-but-still-edible’ potatoes for us to the tune of 48,327 lbs last year

We have great gardening partners in our local correctional facilities:

Newton Correctional Facility planted, grew, and harvested 110,091 lbs of potatoes, peppers, and more

Mitchellville Correctional Facility planted, grew, and harvested 19,318 lbs of sweet corn

Ft. Madison Correctional Facility planted, grew, and harvested 21,060 lbs of watermelon

Thank you to local farmers and grocery stores for donating:

Iowa Egg Council, Iowa Pork Producers, Iowa Beef Council, Iowa Sheep and Lamb, Iowa Turkey Federation, and Midwest Dairy participated in our first ever food rescue day at the Iowa State Fair

Smithfield Foods donated 154,401 with 99,105 lbs being donated through Armour-Eckrich Meats

Aldi: Donated 173,927 lbs across 16 stores

Costco: Donated 39,084 lbs

Fareway: Donated 274,114 lbs across 20 stores

Fresh Thyme in Ames: Donated 107,609 lbs

Hy-Vee: Donated 800,555 lbs across 26 stores

Kum & Go: Donated 128,392 lbs across 24 stores

Kwik Star: Donated nearly 5,000 lbs in their first year partnered with Food Bank of Iowa

Sam’s Club: Donated 635,691 lbs across 3 stores

Target: Donated 498,390 lbs across 12 stores

Trader Joe’s: Donated 90,206 lbs

Walmart: Donated 1,896,130 lbs across 31 stores