The University of Iowa

Food Bank of Iowa

Contact Name 
Michelle Book
Contact Title 
President & CEO
2220 E. 17th St.
Des Moines, IA 50316
Telephone Number 
NTEE Numbers 
Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31) Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30) Congregate Meals (K34)

Our Mission is to provide food for Iowa children, families and seniors to lead full and active lives, strengthening the communities where they live.

Our Vision is a hunger-free Iowa

Our Values are compassion, commitment, collaboration, creativity, and courage

The Food Bank of Iowa is a member of the Feeding America national network of food banks.  The Food Bank of Iowa was founded in 1982, and has distributed more than 163 million meals since then. Our service area includes 55 central and southeastern Iowa counties, stretching from Missouri to Minnesota.

Accreditation Information

Licensed Accreditation Agency 
Feeding America
Licensed Accreditation Agency Date 
Saturday, January 1, 1983
Accreditation Expiration Date 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Training Information

Last Training Date