20,011.5 pounds of produce, to be exact! Thank you to all of our volunteers, growing partners, distribution partners, advocates, and farmer friends for helping us with a community effort to bring fresh, beautiful chemical-free produce to our neighbors in need. 2019 was a successful and exciting year for Feed Iowa First. Our Grow Don’t Mow program of urban farms grew over 9,000 pounds of produce. Our Don’t Waste Donate program brought in nearly 4,000 pounds, and our Grow Some Rows partnerships contributed another 6,850 pounds of chemical-free locally-grown produce! More than 54 different varieties of produce were grown – including 2,600 pounds of sweet corn, 2,525 pounds of tomatoes, and 2,075 pounds of cabbage.
Produce was delivered to 23 locations over the course of the season, including 10 regular delivery sites that were served weekly by the Feed Iowa First veggie van.

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