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Food Assistance outreach targets older Iowans and food pantry clients

older person shopping for food

Recently USDA reported that nearly 12 percent of Iowa households were “food insecure.” One way to counter the trend is the Iowa Food Assistance Program, which helps families stretch their food dollars so they can meet their basic food needs. That’s why ISU Extension is beginning a three-part outreach project to educate Iowans about Food Assistance and how it can help people with limited incomes meet their food needs. The project is targeted to older Iowans and individuals who access food at food pantries.

This article appeared in January 2011 -- From Jerry Miller Newsletter