The summer months provide a challenge for central Iowa Food Banks, because one in five Iowa children doesn't get enough to eat at home.
When kids aren't getting meals at school, they often have to turn to food pantries, so state employees are stocking the shelves at the Food Bank of Iowa.
Every year, state agencies challenge each other to see which department can collect the most cash and food donations.
Friday, employees received lunch and a big thank you from the Governor for their work to help feed the hungry.
The Food Bank hopes this will inspire other people to help fulfill the needs of their neighbors.
They say, for every one dollar donation, they can provide five meals.