How Growers Can Help
Fresh Food For Families. The Northeast Iowa Food Bank needs your help to collect Fresh Food for Families. You can plant and donate extra produce to feed hungry families in our community. Fresh produce donations may be eligible for an Iowa tax credit and a federal enhanced tax deduction.
Farmers Market Donations help provide 10,000 healthy meals locally. The Northeast Iowa Food Bank picks up after-market donations at four local farmers’ markets. For farmers market donations there is a state tax credit and new in 2016 is an enhanced federal tax deduction.
Gleaning Project is successful with help from UNI’s Recycling & Reuse Technology Transfer Center, the UNI Provost Initiative for Environmental Equity and Resilience (PIEER) team, local farmers and volunteers. We will be locating excess food to be gleaned or picked and/or packaged locally by volunteers to donate to the Food Bank.
Invest An Acre provides farmers a convenient way to donate an acre or more of crop proceeds to help fight hunger. Proceeds from the gifting go directly to the food banks serving the area where the contribution is made. Learn more at www.InvestAnAcre.org.