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Mike and Jay

Volunteer Spotlight: Mike and Jay

This month’s Volunteer Spotlight is on two of Feed Iowa First’s incredibly dedicated volunteers! You can find Mike and Jay at just about every volunteer function, usually fixing equipment (or putting it together), stacking compost, mixing soil — you name it, they can do it. Jay notes that volunteering with Feed Iowa First is a chance to “be outside and get a little exercise,” which is always a plus. He adds, “I might learn something, you never can tell.” Thank you, Mike and Jay, for always being willing to help with whatever Feed Iowa First needs.
Feed Iowa First farm map 2019

Feed Iowa First farm map 2019

View full map here. Check out who is growing with Feed Iowa First this year! The Accel Group ADM Alliance Church Bluebird Farm Christ Episcopal Church Collins Aerospace Echollective Faith Lutheran Church First Baptist Church First Congregation United Church of Christ...

Feed Iowa First hosts first Bus Tour

Feed Iowa First hosts first Bus Tour

On Wednesday, April 17 at 4:30 p.m., Feed Iowa First hosted our first-ever Bus Tour. Participants traveled from the shop to Feed Iowa First's urban farm at River of Life Church, which is growing peas and sweet potatoes. The bus stopped at Olivet Mission next, where...

May Shop Update

May Shop Update

A flurry of activity has come over the shop since those last March flurries melted away. A once dry, dusty climate now is heavy with moisture and oxygen and glows with full spectrum light. Each lighted rack is jam-packed with little green babies emerging from neat...

An anniversary surprise

An anniversary surprise

When you think about the perfect gift to celebrate an anniversary, what comes to mind? Would it happen to be the gift of fulfilling a favorite local nonprofit's wishlist? For Matt McGrane and David Maier, it was! Matt purchased nearly every item on our wishlist,...

Nutrition Notes from the Board: Spring 2019

Nutrition Notes from the Board: Spring 2019

From Dr. Hannah Anderson, Feed Iowa First Board of Directors: I originally met Sonia in a networking meeting where she explained the health care crisis through her farmer eyes. As I thought about my own role in a world with decreasing life expectancies, I felt like...