DES MOINES — Combat Hunger, the largest food drive in the state of Iowa, took place on Nov. 22. The Iowa Motor Truck Association once again provided the trucks and drivers to help with this effort. IMTA has been involved with Combat Hunger for over 15 years.
Star 102.5 started Combat Hunger over 25 years ago with a mission to help the Food Bank of Iowa provide meals for Iowans in need. Last year, Combat Hunger raised over 234,173 meals and hopes to raise even more this year.
The Iowa Motor Truck Association works with their members to secure trucks and professional drivers to pick up food donations from schools and businesses in the Des Moines area. FedEx Freight, Casey’s General Stores, Inc., Two Men and a Truck, Panama Transfer, Inc., Hy-Vee, Inc. / PDI, and Thermo King Sales & Service assisted with this year’s Combat Hunger Food Drive. Drivers picked up donations on Nov. 22 and Nov. 25.
“Iowa’s trucking industry is always looking for ways to give back to the great State of Iowa and our long-time partnership with Star 102.5 and Combat Hunger enables us to help out in a very important way,” said Brenda Neville, IMTA President & CEO. “We look forward to another successful event that will have an important impact in helping feed people.”