Meet Gabbie from Australia.  Gabbie is from Australia and is currently working as an au pair in Iowa. She is one of our regular shop volunteers!

What draws you to volunteering with Feed Iowa First?

“I just enjoy it…It’s a culture thing. I hadn’t done a lot of volunteer work before. Coming to America and experiencing something and seeing an organization like this is…it’s really exciting. It’s a new learning experience. I’m always up for a new challenge, and I feel like this is something I really enjoy in terms of community and people.”




Feed Iowa First is an all-volunteer organization.   Our mission to combat food insecurity would not be possible without the generous support of the community.   While farming is essential work, it is also hard work.  Over 200 volunteers from all walks of life collectively invest thousands of hours of service to make our mission a success.

If you like to get your hands dirty and have an interest in learning about growing produce please consider signing up for our Help Grow the Future Seed Starting events.




It’s an exciting time of year: seed starting is now officially underway at Feed Iowa First!   We need as many volunteers as possible to in order to help start seeds for each of our farm sites. Do you want to lend a hand and learn more about growing? We have regular Tuesday volunteer days in our shop from 4pm-6pm. Everyone is welcome.  We hope to see you at our afternoon shop sessions!   Bring your family, friends & youngins.   No experience required.  Come join the fun!


Feed Iowa First is always looking for volunteers with specialized skill sets to help support and grow our organization.  If you have education and/or experience in farming, nonprofit leadership, fundraising, event management, public relations, volunteer management or other skills,  please reach out. We are waiting for you!



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