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Food Donations

Donation hours:

  • Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.


Food donations come in many shapes and sizes and every contribution is valuable. From truckloads of goods to grocery bags of food, the Food Bank of Iowa will direct every donation to the place where it is needed most.

Are you a food producer, farmer, or community garden coordinator?

We're thrilled to work with food producers and others to coordinate large donations of fresh produce and other products. Give us a call to arrange your donation at 515-564-0330.

Packaged food donations must be:

  • In original packaging, with nutritional label
  • Not expired
  • Unopened

Fresh produce donations must be:

  • Unspoiled
  • Undamaged

Most needed items

  • Proteins
    • Peanut butter
    • Canned meat
    • Canned fish (e.g. tuna)
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned soup
  • Dry pasta
  • Breakfast items (including cereal)
  • 100% fruit juice
  • Paper and personal products – bar soap, diapers, toothpaste, deodorant

How to make a donation


Click here for a food drive poster to display during your food drive.

Click here for a list of healthy food donation items.

Questions? Contact 515-564-0330.