From the Director: Thank you from the Iowa Food Bank Association
As we approach the holiday season, there is no better time than now to express our most sincere appreciation for all the feeding organizations, donors, volunteers, and advocates for their continuous support of our mission to alleviate hunger by collaborating with the eight Feeding America Food Banks serving Iowa. There are 389,730 hungry children, adults, and seniors in Iowa and it’s because of the combined work of everyone, we are able to provide hope and opportunities to our friends and neighbors.
Throughout the past year, we have shared stories of success and stories of hope. We’ve profiled the lives of hungry families right here in our state and profiled the great work of our volunteers committed to serving those families who struggle with hunger. We’ve shared the tremendous support of our many partners who have offered monetary and in-kind donations to assist us in this fight. We’ve featured the unwavering commitment of food bank staff, emergency feeding organization staff, and advocates that have devoted many hours to bring food-security to our state. It is because of these individuals and those 389,730 friends and neighbors struggling with hunger that we continue to fight hunger in Iowa.
It takes a special staff to coordinate such a comprehensive statewide hunger-relief effort so I’d like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank the whole IFBA team — a team that puts their whole heart into coordinating the effort.
This holiday season, it’s appropriate for us to reflect on the many successes and give thanks to those who have made it possible. Please join us on December 11th for our open house as we celebrate our new Des Moines office location while thanking those how have joined us in the fight against hunger.
Cory Berkenes, State Director