Perry food bank partners receive funding

Special to the Chief

Two Food Bank of Iowa partners, the Perry Area Emergency Food Council and Perry High School, received funding from COVID-19 Relief Partner Agency Grants. 

The organizations received grant awards totaling $5,670.28. It was the final round in the two-round grant process. 

The COVID-19 Relief Partner Agency Grants provided $5,417,464.39 of relief funding in total to smaller front-line hunger-fighting organizations affiliated with Iowa’s six Feeding America food banks. 

“Food Bank of Iowa is in the business of delivering food to hunger-fighting organizations in your community,” said Michelle Book, Food Bank of Iowa CEO. “It was a real thrill for my team to support the process to deliver cash in addition.”  

Food banks are large-scale food acquisition and distribution nonprofits. They procure free food and food at discount and wholesale prices; manage U.S. Department of Agriculture food distribution; operate industrial grade freezers, including cold and dry storage; and maintain extensive heavy equipment and truck fleets.