Ottumwa Food Bank Receives Donation from Legacy Foundation


The COVID-19 pandemic has created a growing need from food insecure Iowans. Officials from the Food Bank of Iowa say demand has risen sharply since the cornonavirus outbreak began.

Food Bank of Iowa announced a $15,000 donation that was given by the Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation to its food bank in Ottumwa.

According to a press release, the donation is slated to go directly to COVID-19 assist efforts. Food Bank of Iowa says for every dollar that is donated, it can feed up to four people. The gift from the Legacy Foundation will provide approximately 60,000 meals.

Kelly Genners, the Legacy Foundation’s Vice President of Programs, expresses happiness in contributing to an ongoing partnership.

“We have partnered with the Food Bank many times over the past 10 years,” said Genners.  “Now more than ever, we are grateful to have this incredible resource in our community.”

Michelle Book, President and CEO of Food Bank of Iowa, is thankful for the donation.

“We are so grateful for the generous support from the Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation,” said Book. “The team in our Ottumwa distribution center works hard to get food into the hands of those in need every day. Support like this helps us secure the resources required to meet the rapidly changing need in the Ottumwa area.”

Anyone looking for assistance or how to contribute to Food Bank of Iowa’s endeavors in COVID-19 relief can go here:

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