Blooming Business Helps Feed Those in Need

The motto of Bochner Farms in Indianola: “We are a little flower farm with a big heart.” The business donates to Meals from the Heartland with every flower purchase. They offer cut flower bouquets such as this beauty filled with zinnias, cosmos, dahlias, lisianthus and salvia. Photo: Bochner Farms.

Brighten your home—and the dinner tables of those facing food insecurity—with help from a blooming business in Indianola, Bochner Farms. The flower grower, which offers fresh-cut flowers, you-pick events, bouquet subscriptions, and even a mobile flower truck, donates to Meals from the Heartland with each bloom you buy.

Through their GivingColor program, the farm donates a meal that feeds up to six people. The more market bouquets, daylilies and subscriptions you purchase, the more they give. Their four-week subscriptions, for example, provide four meals that feed 24 people (the cost for the summer and fall subscriptions is $120).

Learn more about the farm, including special events, here. Find out how to get involved with Meals from the Heartland, including ways to volunteer, here.

Iowa Stops Hunger is an ongoing initiative by Business Publications Corp. Inc. to raise awareness of food insecurity and inspire action to combat it.

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