Feed Iowa First Recieves Choose Iowa Grant to for Tunnel to Expand Culturally Relevant Produce Growing Season. March 14, 2023. Article Link

Feed Iowa First Equitable Land Access Farmers Recieve Grant to Expand Farming Operations. March 13th, 2023  Article Link

Faulty Well Displaces Underserved Farmers at the Dows Farm. February 17, 2023  Article Link




Student Help Build Iowa’s Largest Hugelkultur, a sustainable farming project in Linn County with Feed Iowa First Article Link

NewBo City Market, Feed Iowa First partner to support immigrant farmers. Article Link

Feed Iowa First signs 20-year lease to help provide equitable land access for farming in Cedar Rapids Article Link

Newbo and Feed Iowa First Partner to Establish a Community Fridge Article Link

Feed Iowa First Links Immigrant Farmers with Land Article Link

In 10th year, Feed Iowa First marks progress in mission to grow food, farmers in Linn County  Article Link. Article Link


Diego Hernandez. “IOWA STRONG: 7-year-old uses her art skills to help others in need following the derecho.” KWWL. September 24, 2020.

Mary Green. “Linn County organization sees need for fresh produce rise enormously in month after derecho.” KCRG. September 10, 2020.

Concepcion de Leon.  “How to Help Derecho Victims in the Midwest.”  The New York Times.  August 18, 2020.

Alison Gowans. “Brucemore teams up with Feed Iowa First to help food pantries.”  Cedar Rapids Gazette.  June 1, 2020.

Phil Reed. “Feed Iowa First partners with Brucemore on a garden to feed those in need.” KCRG. May 31, 2020.



Mary Green. “Volunteers harvest hundreds of pounds of vegetables to be distributed across Linn County.”  KCRG.  August 11, 2019.

CBS2/Fox 28 Staff.  “Seed Library Opens in Honor of ‘Feed Iowa First’ Founder Sonia Kendrick.”  CBS2/Fox28.  March 31, 2019.

Mary Green. “New ‘Library’ Honors Feed Iowa First Founder.”  KCRG.  March 30, 2019.

Alison Gowans. “Feed Iowa First Seeks to Grow After Founder Sonia Kendrick Stover’s Death.”  Cedar Rapids Gazette.  March 23, 2019.

Mitch Fick. “Feed Iowa First Remembers Founder One Year After Death.”  CBS2/FOX28.  March 20, 2019.

Cindy Haddish. “Remembering our Feed Iowa First Founder Sonia Kendrick.”  Homegrown Iowan.  March 20, 2019



Forrest Saunders. “Feed Iowa First continues to grow following founder’s death.”  KCRG-TV9 – Cedar Rapids, IA.  October 5, 2018

Alison Gowans.  “Keeping Sonia’s legacy growing: Five months after founder’s death, Feed Iowa First thrives.”  Cedar Rapids Gazette.  August 24, 2018.

 “Feed Iowa First Continuing Work Of Late Founder.”   Iowa Public Radio.  May 9, 2018.

SONIA JO (MALONE-KENDRICK) STOVER Memorial. The Gazette – Cedar Rapids, IA.  March 22, 2018.

Deborah Neyens.  “Remembering Sonia Kendrick of Feed Iowa First.”  Counting my Chickens Blog.  March 22, 2018.

Forrest Saunders. “Sonia Kendrick remembered as tireless fighter for hunger.”  KCRG-TV9 – Cedar Rapids, IA.  March 21, 2018.

Alison Gowans. “Striving to heal one meal at a time: Founder of Feed Iowa First dies at age 40.”  The Gazette – Cedar Rapids, IA. March 21, 2018.

Paul Brennan.  “I believe plows are greater than swords’: Sonia Kendrick, founder of Feed Iowa First has died.”  Little Village Magazine.  March 21, 2018.

Cindy Hadish. “Tribute to Feed Iowa First founder Sonia Kendrick.”  Homegrown Iowan.  March 20, 2018.

Tracy Saelinger. “Gardening Led This Veteran to a New Life of Hope and Healing.”  Woman’s Day Magazine.  May 2018.  A follow-up story will be featured in the October edition of Woman’s Day Magazine.



Jim Slosiarek.  “St. Luke’s Hospital partners with Feed Iowa First to provide fresh produce to low-income patients.”  Cedar Rapids Gazette.  September 04, 2017.

Cliff Jette.  “New growth: Farming opportunities expand to refugees.”  Cedar Rapids Gazette.  July 7, 2017.

Little Village Magazine.  “Little Village Drawing Board: Sonia Kendrick of Feed Iowa First.”  July 26, 2017.

Neighborhood Network News.  Sonia Kendrick: Feed Iowa First.  Jul 22, 2017.



Liz Zabel.  “Veteran sees efforts to provide hungry with locally grown produce as a mission.”   Cedar Rapids Gazette.  May 15, 2016.

Cindy Hadish.  “A quest to feed Iowa.”  Radish Magazine, published by The Dispatch and Rock Island Argus.  Radish Award Winner Sonia Kendrick.  January 16, 2016.



Cindy Hadish.  “Sonia Kendrick works to Feed Iowa First.”  Homegrown Iowan.  December 27, 2015.



Cindy Hadish. “Feed Iowa First founder Sonia Kendrick to be honored at the White House as “Champion of Change”  Homegrown Iowan.   March 24, 2014.

CBS 2 Heroes – Feed Iowa First.  KGAN CBS 2.  April 29, 2014.



Deborah Neyens.  “Rockwell Garden Will Feed Thousands.”  Cedar Rapids Gazette.  July 30, 2013.



Diane Heldt.   “C.R. woman walking to ISU to raise hunger awareness.”  Cedar Rapids Gazette. May 1, 2012


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