October 24, 2022

The Grinnell Food Coalition (GFC) is currently partnering with other organizations in the community to continue to address food insecurity among area residents. A food cupboard will be established at the Drake Community Library, support for the MICA food bank and the Tiger Packs programs is ongoing, re-starting of the community meal is being planned, and GFC is communicating with other organizations addressing food insecurity. GFC is accepting contributions toward its ongoing work.

GFC is a group of community volunteers who came together in 2020 to help address food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic. GFC initially provided vouchers redeemable for food at local grocery stores and the Farmers Market, then transitioned to distributing boxes of food when those became available from the federal government. According to one of the founding members, Joe Bagnoli, GFC continues to meet on a monthly basis to assess ongoing community needs.