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Food Bank Sees Increased Need

THE FOOD BANK OF IOWA HAD DISTRIBUTED MORE FOOD IN ONE MONTH THAN EVER BEFORE, ACCORDING TO A PRESS RELEASE.  DUE TO THE AFFECTS OF COVID19, THEY EXPECT NUMBERS TO CONTINUE RISE.  PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THE FOOD BANK OF IOWA MICHELLE BOOK STATED THAT SHE IS GRATEFUL TO THE SUPPORT OF DONORS AND THAT THERE IS MORE WORK TO BE DONE.  THE FOOD BANK OF IOWA IS THE STATE’S LARGEST HUNGER RELIEF ORGANIZATION AND HAS WORKED TO SHIFT THEIR DISTRIBUTION MODEL TO INCLUDE MORE MOBIL PANTRIES AND DRIVE-THRU DISTRIBUTIONS TO REDUCE PERSON TO PERSON CONTACT.  BOOK NOTED THAT THE PANDEMIC IS CREATING A HUGE DEMAND FOR FOOD ASSISTANCE. 



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