Iowa Senior Hunger Partnership

A statewide coalition working together to reduce senior food insecurity in Iowa.

Our Goals

  • Increase partner communication at the state and local level
  • Support data-driven decision making among partners
  • Improve the capacity of community-based groups to effectively serve food insecure seniors
  • Motivate Iowans to take action in their communities to reduce senior hunger

No senior should have to worry about running out of food

Senior Hunger Media Campaign 

More than we realize, seniors throughout Iowa are faced with the difficult decision of whether to buy food or pay for other expenses like medications. A statewide media campaign was developed to shed light on this well-hidden problem.  

The campaign includes a 30-second radio spot, posters, rack cards and newspaper ads encouraging folks to call 2-1-1 to find additional food resources. The print materials promote three call centers that are working together to reduce senior hunger: 2-1-1, LifeLong Links, and the Iowa Food Assistance Hotline. 

Campaign files are available here: 8.5 x 11" Poster | Rack Card | radio spot (woman) | radio spot (man) | newspaper ad

Key Partners

2-1-1 Iowa | Iowa Food Bank Association | LifeLong Links | Iowa Department on Aging | Iowa Department of Public Health

Insight on Senior Hunger

NEW COVID-19 RESOURCE: To learn how the Iowa Department of Human Services and the Iowa Food Assistance program are addressing food insecurity during the the COVID 19 pandemic, go to this page and scroll down to the Food Security section

         Presentations from 2019 Iowa Senior Hunger Summit
         Resources for a better understanding of this complex issue 

Success Stories


For more information, call (515) 281-6650. You may also use the Contact Us system to send us a question online. 

This material was funded by USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - SNAP. Iowa Food Assistance can help you buy healthy food. Visit this page or call (855) 944-3663 for more information. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. Read the full non-discrimination statement and learn how to file a complaint