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Veggie Van Fundraising Campaign


Feed Iowa First has just purchased a wonderful new van that will be retrofitted to carry the vegetables to the distribution sites.  We need your help in paying for this van.   We would like to have the van paid off by the time we distribute our first big harvest in mid-July.  Please join us in taking care of our neighbors in Linn County with a contribution to Feed Iowa First’s Veggie Van.

 



In Memory of Sonia Kendrick


It is with an extremely heavy heart that Feed Iowa First announces the passing of our Executive Director & Founder, Sonia Jo (Malone-Kendrick) Stover from this life to another. Sonia was also our Director of Inspiration.  As a self-proclaimed Food Democracy Activist, Sonia was a tireless champion of the basic human right that all humans, no matter their socioeconomic class, have access to healthy food. On March 30, 2018, Sonia Kendrick was recognized by Representative Charles Isenhart of the Iowa House of Representatives, in words from an article titled “For Sonia’s sake, let’s keep our garden growing” written by Alison Gowans, of the Cedar Rapids Gazette.  “I consider her to be a truth teller. She’s a voice that stood out apart from the crowd,” said her friend, the Rev. Stasia Fine of New Disciples of Cedar Rapids. “She was a truth-teller who was willing to say what was broken in our food system.”

 



“They tried to bury us; they didn’t know we were seeds”



About Feed Iowa First

Dedicated to combating food insecurity by growing food and farmers. Feed Iowa First grows high-quality, locally-grown produce and delivers it to those in need. We also offer opportunities for beginning farmers.


Follow the natural cycle—from seed to table, through planting, growth and harvest—discover how you can combat food insecurity in Iowa by helping Feed Iowa First raise food and farmers.



Video clip is from Terra Firma, a documentary film by Anthony-Masterson Productions.



“I CAN’T SOLVE THIS PROBLEM IN ALL OF IOWA UNTIL WE SOLVE THIS PROBLEM IN LINN COUNTY FIRST. WE HAVE ALMOST 26,000 PEOPLE THAT GO TO BED HUNGRY.”

SONIA KENDRICK

“UNDOUBTEDLY, FEED IOWA FIRST HAS PROVIDED FOR AN ENTIRE NEIGHBORHOOD.”  

Martin Dwyer, Mission of Hope

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1 in 8 adults...

and 1 in 6 children go to bed hungry every night.

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90%

The percentage of food in Iowa that is imported, which makes the cost of food directly related to the cost of fuel.

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1,500 miles

The average distance that food travels to get to an Iowan’s plate.

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70% by 2050

The percentage of food production increase needed in order to feed the projected population of nine billion people.

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