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ST. STEPHEN'S FOOD BANK

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ST. STEPHEN'S FOOD BANK. In 2014 St. Stephen's Food Bank served agencies in Jo Daviess County, Illinois; Grant County, Wisconsin; and Dubuque, Clayton, Delaware, Jackson, and Jones counties in Iowa. Vans and trucks from the food bank's 110 partner agencies picked up food to be distributed to their clients through food pantries, care centers, scout troops and senior meal sites.

As an example used in the Telegraph Herald indicated, purchasers for food pantries such as one operated by the ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY could purchase from St, Stephen's 518 pounds of food worth $896 if purchased at retail prices for $64.22. A per pound handling fee covered St. Stephen's costs.

In 2013 the Iowa Emergency Food Purchase Program was funded by the Iowa Legislature. It provided a dollar-for-dollar match to each food bank according to its distribution numbers. In 2014 St. Stephen's received $25,000. The funds had to be used to buy nutritious food products and food donated by companies (through Feeding America) and by the public.

See: DUBUQUE RESCUE MISSION

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Source:

1. Nevans-Pederson, Mary, "Iowa Program Makes Deposit at Food Banks," Telegraph Herald, February 15, 2014, p. 5