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MOBILE PANTRY: Food Bank Offers New Program

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The Food Bank of Iowa will be expanding its reach in Iowa’s rural counties.

The food bank announced a program Wednesday that would bring a mobile food pantry to four counties.

The mobile pantry will be run in a farmer’s market style, the Food Bank of Iowa will deliver a truckload of food to the mobile site and then it will be distributed to clients in need.

“We know the resources for those facing hunger in rural Iowa can be few and far between, and a mobile pantry might represent the best chance some hungry families have at obtaining food they would not otherwise be able to access,” Food Bank executive director Carey Miller said.

Hamilton, Hardin, Adair and Taylor are the counties participating in the pilot program; the Food Bank hopes to be able to expand the program next year.

The program will be funded through a $30,000 grant from Archer Daniels Midland.

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