The Food Assistance Outreach Project focuses on helping Iowa families become aware of and access Food Assistance to help them purchase food for good health.
How we're involved
Family program specialists will deliver and train others to reach out to various populations to help them:
Older Adult Outreach
ISU Extension family program specialists partner to train volunteers to reach out to older adults to help them understand what Food Assistance is, how to apply, and how Food Assistance can help them purchase food for good health. Contacts: ISU Extension and Outreach staff members
See how Food Assistances helps older adults meet needs...
Family Support Agency Staff (e.g., Head Start)
ISU Extension family program specialists will train agency staff in understanding what Food Assistance is and how it can help families with low income increase their financial resources for food.
Contact person: Phyllis Zalenski
Volunteer Master Gardeners in Woodbury County share information about FA with families who have low incomes and help them learn how to grow food. Contacts: Cynthia Haynes & Mimi Shanahan
Program Specialists in Henry and Louisa counties help Spanish speaking families learn what Food Assistance is and how it can help increase their financial resources for food.
Contact: Janet Smith
See how Food Assistance helps Latino families meet food needs (in Spanish) or download the script (in English)...
Short Outreach Sessions
Program Specialists in Appanoose & Lucas and Henry & Louisa counties help families who have low incomes learn about Food Assistance and how it can help increase their financial resources for food.
Contact: Pat Swartzlander