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Wed Nov 23, 2022, 07:52 PM

Des Moines nonprofits say Food Bank of Iowa is hurting their operations

Some Des Moines-area pantries say they could struggle to meet demand this winter after being given a cease and desist email by the Food Bank of Iowa telling them to stop picking up leftovers from retailers in the area.

Flashback: The move comes after several nonprofits declined to sign a contract addendum with the Food Bank of Iowa in September that would have required them to provide more food to people in need than they say they're capable of giving.

-Nonprofits had about two weeks to sign the contract, according to an email to the pantries obtained by Axios. The pantries say the new requirements would have suddenly placed them in a situation they had not budgeted for.
-Organizations that declined to sign the contract include the Salvation Army, Des Moines Area Religious Council and IMPACT Community Action.


How it works:
The Food Bank of Iowa is a subsidiary of Feeding America, which partners with large chain retailers to let pantries it affiliates with pick up leftover food and goods.

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more-https://www.axios.com/local/des-moines/2022/11/07/des-moines-food-bank-nonprofits-iowa

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Wed Nov 23, 2022, 08:42 PM

1. sounds like a gangland shaakedown of some kind nt

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Wed Nov 23, 2022, 10:20 PM

2. No kidding. Seems like they care little about feeding people and more about power.

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