Mission: Bring people together to build and strengthen community through volunteer service by providing access to good nutritious food at affordable prices. We are committed to supporting local neighborhood host sites where all may participate, serve and lead with dignity.
Programs: Distributed in excess of 27,900 food packages through partnerships with religious and civic organ in over 80 locations across iowa and bordering states. These partnerships utilized over 400 volunteers in a self-help approach to combat physical and spiritural hunger. Physical hunger exists needlessly for many people in our communities who fall between the cracks and are not eligible for public assistance or the assist falls short at the end of each month. Elderly households, single parents and families can meet their basic food needs through the food packages that share iowa offer at a savings of sometimes 50% in comparison with store prices. Share iowa also asks participants to pay it forward by sharing their time and talents for two hours a month to make someone elses life a little easier. The pay it forward element helps to build stronger communities through the volunteer efforts that each participant gives back. 6751 volunteers generated over 71,152 hours.