The Iowa Hunger Coalition (IHC) is a membership-based 501(c)4 advocacy organization. IHC brings individuals and organizations together to address food insecurity and build equitable food systems in Iowa through education, advocacy, and policy change.


Working to end hunger in Iowa through education, advocacy, and policy change rooted in justice.

Hunger is a policy choice.
Hunger and food insecurity exist because people don’t have enough money to afford the nutritious food they need to live and thrive. Low wages and rising costs for food, housing, child care, health care, transportation, education, and other basic needs have left Iowans struggling. We expect our government to enact policies that lift us all up – starting with those Iowans among us with the greatest needs.

Nutritious food is a human right.
Every person should be able to access the food they need, when they need it, where they need it. Yet far too many Iowans lack this access in both rural and urban areas of our state. We envision a future with an abundance of nutritious foods that meet the cultural, medical, and religious needs of our communities. This requires re-imagining our food system to prioritize the health of our people, animals, soil, and water.

Ending hunger requires solidarity, not just charity.
The fight to end hunger is interconnected with the fight for racial, economic, LGBTQ+, housing, climate, and disability justice. Systemic change is needed to ensure all Iowans are free to flourish and pursue their hopes and dreams. Collective action is necessary to achieve our goals.


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