For the second year, the Iowa Farm Bureau has donated $15,000 to Iowa State University’s (ISU) on-campus food bank, The S.H.O.P. (Students Helping Our Peers), through its “Tackle Tracker” initiative. 

For every ISU tackle during the college football regular season, Iowa Farm Bureau donated $25 (up to $15,000) to The S.H.O.P. According to ISU, 31% of Iowa State University students are food insecure, which is defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a “lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy lifestyle.” 

The ISU food pantry has seen consistent year-over-year increases in student usage since its inception in 2011.