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Iowa Food Hub gets new truck with support from community foundation

by Molly Moser, Communications Coordinator, Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque It takes a village to feed a community, and that’s been especially true in 2020. As schools, daycares and Allamakee County communities continue to face impacts from the coronavirus pandemic, the Iowa Food Hub keeps working to connect schoolchildren with fresh food from local farmers. … Continue reading Iowa Food Hub gets new truck with support from community foundation

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Iowa Food Hub helps farmers, pantry clients during market closure

by Kayla Koether, extension food systems specialist, northeast Iowa When the COVID-19 pandemic struck in March, folks across the farm and food system saw their carefully laid plans upended. In northeast Iowa, farmers market vendors worried that the Decorah Farmers Market would be postponed, hurting their sales. Meanwhile, the Decorah Community Food Pantry wondered how … Continue reading Iowa Food Hub helps farmers, pantry clients during market closure

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FFED teacher extern visits Prudent Produce, Cherry Glen

by Jarret Horn, FFED food systems teacher extern Hey, all! I am the 2020 STEM teacher extern with the FFED Food Systems Team this summer. The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council created a teacher externship program to place teachers with businesses, government agencies and other organizations for the summer. We learn about STEM (science, technology, … Continue reading FFED teacher extern visits Prudent Produce, Cherry Glen

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Food hub provides local products for Decorah student meals during closure

by Chad Elliott, food director and culinary specialist, Decorah Community School District Our first week of serving 5,300 grab-and-go meals to students at Decorah Community School District felt a bit unpredictable. Schools with a 50% or more free and reduced meals rate qualify for COVID-19 Emergency Closure Meal Service. Schools under 50% need to apply … Continue reading Food hub provides local products for Decorah student meals during closure