Frontier Co-op has generously donated $20,000 to Feed Iowa First through their Simply Organic Giving Fund, which strives to nourish the millions of food insecure in the United States by providing access to healthy, organic food options. Simply Organic is a brand of Frontier Co-op, a member-owned natural products cooperative based in Norway, Iowa. The grant is awarded through the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation.

This funding will go toward Feed Iowa First’s organizational management, primarily farm management and administrative management. The people in these roles provide crucial support for the work Feed Iowa First carries out every day. With this support, Feed Iowa First is able manage 19 urban farm sites and work with several partner sites throughout the Cedar Rapids-Marion metro area, producing tens of thousands of pounds of produce to distribute at no charge to people who otherwise are unable to easily access these healthy local food options.

Frontier Co-op has been a key supporter of the organization over the past several years, and their continued interest and investment in bringing healthy produce options to the community is greatly appreciated. Feed Iowa First would like to extend a huge thank-you to Frontier Co-op for playing an integral role in carrying out our mission.