By Susan Thompson
All across Iowa, farmers grow crops and animals that end up as food consumed by humans. Our state has often been described as “the land of plenty” for this very reason. And yet one in eight Iowans and one in five Iowa children are impacted by food insecurity.
Food insecurity means a lack of access to enough food to lead a healthy, active life. There are more than 42 million people in the United States who struggle with hunger, including nearly 385,000 Iowans.