Food Access


Exploring Hunger

Feeding America – Mapping the Meal Gap

USDA Economic Research Service – Food Desert Atlas – Go to the Atlas and search 52001 for a map of food deserts in Dubuque – low income census tracts where a significant number of residents live 1/2 or 1 mile (urban) and 10 miles (rural) from the nearest supermarket.

Dubuque County: Poverty and Food Needs | Iowa Community Indicators Program 

Dubuque County Community Health Needs Assessment & Health Improvement Plan (2015-2020)

Inclusive Dubuque- Health Equity & Food Access Snapshot 

Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) – Food Assistance Monthly Participation Report 

Food Access Survey of 100+ Attendees of the St. Stephen’s Mobile Pantry held at Audobon Elementary School (April 2016)

Marshallese Cultural Snapshot



Emergency Food Providers

St Stephen’s Food Bank 

Dubuque Area Food Pantries

Growing & Giving: A Farm to Food Bank Toolkit (Jake Kundert, University of Iowa, 2016)

Free Meal Sites – Preferred Fruits & Vegetables Provider Preferences | Client Preferences 

Ample Harvest | Ample Harvest On Facebook 

Agency Usage – June/July 2016


Donation Resources for Farmers & Gardeners

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Farm to Food Donation Tax Credit 

Good Samaritin Food Donation Act

Food Pantry Produce Donations – Grower Information 

ISU Master Gardeners Donation Garden Project

ARTICLE Master Gardeners Provide Fresh Vegetables to Food Pantries: Over 6,000 pounds of vegetables grown at ISU Demonstration Farm 

Inspiring Iowa Initiatives

Share the Harvest – Manchester

Feed Iowa First – Cedar Rapids