The Minneapolis-based Midwest Dairy is donating $500,000 to food banks during this pandemic, including to the Food Bank of Iowa, for purchasing dairy products. The initiative will be directed to food banks in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma to meet the increased demand for dairy products. The Wapsie Valley Creamery in Independence is contributing another $1,000 to the Northeast Iowa Food Bank.