The Northeast Iowa Food Bank will host the annual Awards Celebration for the Student Food Drive during the afternoon of Monday, November 14th. The event will begin at 1:30 PM and will take place at the Northeast Iowa Food Bank, located at 1605 Lafayette Street in Waterloo. Join students, sponsors and Food Bank supporters as we end this important 6-week drive.

On this final day of the drive, students will deliver the food that they have collected to the Food Bank and have it weighed individually by school. Students will then spend their time volunteering until the ceremony begins at 1:30. The winning schools will then be recognized for their efforts and the total pounds collected will be announced.

The Student Food Drive serves as a friendly competition to benefit food insecure families and individuals in northeast Iowa. Students from eight local schools hosted events and fundraisers to collect or purchase food for the Northeast Iowa Food Bank.

Participating schools for the 2016 Student Food Drive:

  • Cedar Falls High School
  • Hudson High School
  • Waterloo East High School
  • Waterloo West High School
  • Valley Lutheran High School
  • Union High School
  • Waterloo Christian School
  • Don Bosco

“We are pleased with the student participation as well as the incredible support from the sponsors of this drive.Hunger is an issue that is solvable and the kids have worked hard to understand the issue and do something about it.” - Barbara Prather, Executive Director of the Northeast Iowa Food Bank

Thank you to the major sponsors of the event which include Bergan KDV Technology and Consulting, Edgecore, Milt and Kim Dakovich, Lincoln Savings Bank, Iowa State Education Association, On Media, Tyson, United Auto Workers, University of Iowa Community Credit Union, Waterloo Education Association. Also, thank you to our media sponsors Waterloo Broadcasting,  KWWL-TV, Courier Communications and OnMedia.

The Northeast Iowa Food Bank provides nutritious food and grocery products, to about 200 nonprofit organizations and programs who assist the hungry, and to individuals who need food assistance to sustain life. Last year, the Food Bank distributed more than 8 million pounds of food to member agencies, programs and other food banks.

The Food Bank provides eight programs that serve the community-Member Agency Distribution, Cedar Valley Food Pantry, the BackPack Program, Kids Cafe, Elderly Nutrition, Mobile Food Pantries, Summer Feeding and a Community Garden. Encompassing all of these programs is nutrition education. The Food Bank is a member of the Iowa Food Bank Association and Feeding America. For more information visit www.northeastiowafoodbank.org.