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Hunger Coalition

Our vision is that everyone in Dickinson County has enough food for an active, healthy lifestyle.

What Is The Hunger Coalition?

Founded in late 2017 in response to the absence of a countywide system for the provision of food assistance to local individuals and families experiencing hunger, the Dickinson County Hunger Coalition consists of 18 inter-related programs ensuring access to basic nutrition and offering the support and resources necessary to assist clients in the transition out of food insecurity.  The coalition meets monthly at Lakes Regional Healthcare.

The Hunger Coalition put together information regarding the food situation in Dickinson County in a 2019 Community Food Assessment (CFA).  The document can be accessed below and provides more information for Dickinson County.




The Dickinson County Hunger Coalition strives to end hunger in our community by providing wholesome food to those in need and by promoting solutions to the underlying causes of hunger through collaboration, education and advocacy.

We are made up of partners from:

Bedell Family YMCA

Downtown Church of Milford
Voluntary Action Center / Meals on Wheels
Dickinson County Public Health
Upper Des Moines Opportunity
Lakes Regional Healthcare
Spirit Lake Community Schools
Okoboji Community Schools
Elderbridge Agency on Aging
Food Bank of Iowa
Dickinson County Ministerial Association
Dickinson County Department of Human Services
Good News Church of Okoboji
First Presbyterian Church of Lake Park
Spirit Life Fellowship of Spirit Lake
Okoboji Bible Conference
Lake Park Dinner Date
Lakes Area Dinner Date
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

1st Lutheran Church

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