Food Bank of Iowa Receives Nationwide Insurance Foundation Grant to Support Area Food-Insecure
Nationwide Insurance Foundation provides $60,000 grant to Feeding America food bank Food Bank of Iowa to tackle hunger relief
Des Moines, IA - May 15, 2014 – Food Bank of Iowa announced today they were awarded one of the nearly two dozen grants provided by the Nationwide Insurance Foundation to help bring more food to families in need across the country. Food Bank of Iowa will receive $60,000 to be used toward its community hunger-relief strategy.
“We’re grateful to be awarded this grant from the Nationwide Insurance Foundation,” said Carey Miller, Executive Director of Food Bank of Iowa. “Nationwide has had a long-standing commitment in Des Moines to help our neighbors facing food insecurity, and with this grant the Food Bank of Iowa will be able to feed more of our community in need.”
The local grant is part of the Foundation’s $1.43 million commitment to Feeding America this spring in continued support of solving hunger in America. Feeding America is the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief organization and the Food Bank of Iowa is one of its more than 200 members.
The money comes at a critical time for those struggling with hunger. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, about 49 million people in the U.S. are struggling with hunger, including 16 million children. In the Food Bank of Iowa’s 55 county service area, over 181,810 people are struggling with food insecurity.
“Nationwide is honored to support the Food Bank of Iowa,” said Chad Jester, president of the Nationwide Insurance Foundation. “We’re also proud of the Nationwide associates who give their time in support of hunger-relief initiatives across the country.”
Feeding America network members receiving grants from the Nationwide Insurance Foundation include: Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, Canton, OH; Atlanta Community Food Bank, Atlanta, GA; Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, Verona, VA; Bread of the Mighty Food Bank, Inc., Gainesville, FL; Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, Harrisburg, PA; Feedmore, Inc., Richmond, VA; Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, Raleigh, NC; Food Bank of Iowa, Des Moines, IA; Food Bank of Lincoln, Inc., Lincoln, NE; Food Bank of the Rockies, Denver, CO; Greater Cleveland Food Bank, Cleveland, OH; Mid-Ohio Foodbank, Grove City, OH; Mid-South Food Bank, Memphis, TN; New Hampshire Food Bank, Manchester, NH; North Texas Food Bank, Dallas, TX; Philabundance, Philadelphia, PA; San Antonio Food Bank, San Antonio, TX; Second Harvest Food Bank for Orange County, Irvine, CA; Second Harvest of Middle Tennessee, Nashville, TN; St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, Scottsdale, AZ; and the Maryland Food Bank, Baltimore, MD.
To learn how you can help fight hunger in your community, visit www.foodbankiowa.org