More than half of Iowans age 18 and older support a law directing the state to match up to $1 million in private donations to Iowa food banks during the fiscal year that ends June 30, a recent AARP survey shows. At least half of the respondents have donated money or food to help those in need.
“It’s encouraging that so many Iowa adults support ending hunger in their communities,” said Kent Sovern, AARP state director. “Many of them have personally experienced a time in their life when they lacked the resources to put enough food on the table.” Nearly 400,000 Iowans are at risk of hunger, including nearly 1 in 8 age 60 or older. To give money to the Iowa Food Bank Association, go to iowafooddrive.com. The state may match your donation.