Having this information mapped on The Food GRID
will allow us to provide county-wide systemic improvements which will result in decreasing food waste and increasing healthy food security.
The Food GRID also leads a Coalition Group of organizations throughout the county which works collaboratively to develop solutions to end food insecurity in Dallas County, Iowa. The Coalition Group assesses current needs, provides education, and shares information regarding the community resources that are available to fill the gaps that exist in our food system.
Hunger Free Dallas County (HFDC) also has an endowment established through the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines/Endow Iowa and actively operates their own special programs including Pop Up Produce and Food Rescue Fridays. With Board approval, we also serve as a fiscal sponsor to assist other Dallas County groups with food related fundraising and grant opportunities.