Our Employees at the Food Bank of Iowa

Published Friday, April 5, 2024

Our Employees at the Food Bank of Iowa

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – APRIL 1, 2024 – The team at Midwest Heritage dedicated a combined 65 hours of their time to support the Food Bank’s mission to stop hunger in Iowa, reaffirming their commitment to the communities they serve.

The volunteers from Midwest Heritage worked with the Food Bank staff to sort and pack over 10,000 pounds of food items for those in need. Their time made a tangible difference in helping the Food Bank address food insecurity in Iowa.

“We believe in the importance of giving back to the community, and our employees have shown this dedication through their volunteer work at the Food Bank of Iowa,” said Tony Kaska, CEO of Midwest Heritage. “By coming together to support such a vital organization, we aim to make a positive impact on the lives of individuals and families facing food insecurity.”

One of the ways Midwest Heritage supports employees to be more involved in their community is by offering paid time off for volunteering. Our employees volunteered for a combined 65 hours at the Food Bank of Iowa. Moreover, we encouraged our employees to utilize this paid time off for volunteering-related travel, resulting in a total of 91 hours dedicated to volunteer paid time off. This initiative allows employees to engage actively in causes they are passionate about and reinforces Midwest Heritage’s commitment to social responsibility.

The Food Bank of Iowa distributes 2 million pounds of food to more than 300,000 people each month through its partnerships with 700 agencies in 55 counties throughout Iowa. For more information about the Food Bank of Iowa and how to support their efforts, please visit foodbankiowa.org.

Midwest Heritage is committed to fostering a culture of giving back and looks forward to continued partnerships with organizations like the Food Bank of Iowa to make a meaningful difference in the communities where its customers and employees live and work.


MIDWEST HERITAGE, a Hy-Vee company, is a full-service banking, insurance and investments center offering a comprehensive array of financial products and services. Midwest Heritage is headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa, with branches in Chariton, Iowa, five Hy-Vee store locations in central Iowa and one Hy-Vee store location in Overland Park, Kansas. Midwest Heritage has in excess of $425 million in assets. The organization offers the personal service of a community bank with the convenience of a larger bank and is a five-star rated bank by both Bauer Financial Service and Bankrate.com. FDIC Insured, Equal Housing Lender. Visit us at www.midwestheritage.com.