Food At First is a long-standing successful program in Ames, Iowa, that provides free meals and a free food pantry for anyone with no questions asked. Area residents volunteer in squads and cook meals 365 days a year featuring the culinary specialties of their volunteer lead “chefs.” The program is a national model for fighting hunger and also addressing food waste by utilizing unwanted food from restaurants, farmers, residents, and stores.
Director of Food At First Patty Yoder describes the operation to KHOI hosts Lonna Nachtigal, an organic farmer and Donna Prizgintas, a gourmet chef.
Hosted and produced by Lonna Nachtigal and Donna Prizgintas. Edited by Ursula Ruedenberg. Engineered by Evan Taylor. KHOI Radio, Ames, Iowa.