The Northeast Iowa Food Bank works with approximately 200 member agencies to distribute food throughout 16 counties. Enter your zip code to find an agency near you.
Ameriprise Financial recently supported the Northeast Iowa Food Bank with several days of volunteer efforts. Employees have also been very generous with monetary donations as well. Thank you Ameriprise Financial for your continued support!
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This was Land O'Lakes 70th truckload donation under its First Run Program. In five years of operation, First Run has distributed 2.4 million pounds of food to various agencies across the U.S.
First Run refers to the production of the food donated under the program. The food wasn't produced and packaged for retail but was specifically made for donation to help alleviate hunger.
"It's an entire company effort," said Doug Reimer, Land O'Lakes board member and member of the Land O'Lakes Foundation that coordinates First Run. The donation comes toward the end of the school year, when food pantries see an increase in demand. Ruff said the Clayton County Food Shelf sees a jump from about 84 families a month to 150 when the school year ends. Graves said Land O'Lakes tries to time the donation to meet that rising need. The donation was so large that had it been given before the food bank had moved to its new facility, the distribution center wouldn't have had room to store and freeze the food, Prather said. Last year, the food bank distributed more than 5 million pounds of food in its 16-county region.
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Northeast Iowa Food Bank
1605 Lafayette Street
P.O. Box 2397
Waterloo, IA 50704-2397