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In response to the COVID-19 crisis, we have temporarily switched all of our mobile pantries to a “drive-thru” distribution. We will ask that people being served remain in their vehicles and unlock their trunk or backseat so our volunteers can safely place a prepackaged food box or bag there. If you are not in a vehicle, you can simply walk through the distribution line while practicing social distancing. 

December 2021 Mobile Pantry Calendar

We serve all kinds of communities, from our state’s largest metropolitan area to quiet farm towns. People struggling with hunger live in every type of community, and it’s our job at the Food Bank of Iowa to make sure they have the food they need to thrive. Our Mobile Pantry Program is designed to provide a flexible food assistance resource in locations that don’t have access to traditional resources

How does it work? At each mobile pantry distribution, one of our trucks delivers a customized load of food—produce, meat, bread and non-perishable items are common—to the prearranged mobile pantry site. Local volunteers set up a distribution system that looks much like a farmers market, distributing food to families and individuals in need throughout the scheduled time. When the food is gone, volunteers reset the space to its original condition.

Benefits of a mobile pantry distribution include its flexibility, convenience and timing. A small group of volunteers can easily handle a monthly, bimonthly or quarterly distribution, and no permanent space is needed. A mobile pantry can also serve as a great location for other resources like rental assistance or job training.

Food Bank of Iowa programs and partners adhere to all USDA nondiscrimination guidelines. Learn more.

      Click on a county name to view mobile pantries in that county.

      Adair Dallas Hardin Mahaska Story
      Adams Davis Henry Marion Taylor
      Appanoose Decatur Humboldt Marshall Union
      Audubon Des Moines Jasper Monroe Van Buren
      Boone Dickinson Jefferson O’Brien Wapello
      Buena Vista Emmet Keokuk Osceola Warren
      Calhoun Franklin Kossuth Palo Alto Wayne
      Carroll Greene Lee Pocahontas Webster
      Cerro Gordo Guthrie Louisa Polk Winnebago
      Clarke Hamilton Lucas Ringgold Worth
      Clay Hancock Madison Sac Wright

      Adair

      Orient United Methodist Church, 124 South Maple
      3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
      December 13, 2021; January 10, 2022; February 14, 2022; March 14, 2022; April 11, 2022; May 9, 2022

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      Adams

      This county is served by other programs. Use our Locator Map to find other resources near you, or check other counties for mobile pantries.

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      Appanoose

      Centerville NEW: Alliant Energy Operations Center, 719 N. 18th Street
      4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      November 11, 2021; December 9, 2021

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      Audubon

      Audubon National Guard Armory, 601 Southside Avenue
      4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
      January 10, 2022; March 14, 2022; May 9, 2022

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      Boone

      This county is served by other programs. Use our Locator Map to find other resources near you, or check other counties for mobile pantries.

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      Buena Vista

      Storm Lake NEW LOCATION: 411 Ray Street
      4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      November 24, 2021 (LOCATION FOR NOVEMBER IS AT 620 MICHIGAN STREET AND IS FROM 2:00-4:00 P.M.); December 22, 2021; January 26, 2022; February 23, 2022; March 23, 2022; April 27, 2022

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      Calhoun

      Rockwell City 333 Brower Street
      4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
      November 18, 2021; January 27, 2022

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      Carroll

      This county is served by other programs. Use our Locator Map to find other resources near you, or check other counties for mobile pantries.

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      Cerro Gordo

      This county is served by other programs. Use our Locator Map to find other resources near you, or check other counties for mobile pantries.

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      Clarke

      This county is served by other programs. Use our Locator Map to find other resources near you, or check other counties for mobile pantries.

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      Clay

      Spencer Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1910 10th Avenue
      4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      February 1, 2022

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      Dallas

      Adel New Hope Church, 25712 290th Street (off of Hwy 6)
      5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
      December 20, 2021; January 24, 2022; February 28, 2022; March 28, 2022

      Perry Crossroads Church, 2810 1st Avenue
      8:30-10:30 a.m.
      November 20, 2021; January 22; 2022; March 26, 2022; May 28, 2022

      Perry Dallas County Hospital, 610 10th Street
      3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
      December 22, 2021; February 23, 2022; April 27, 2022; June 22, 2022

      Redfield Redfield City Hall, 808 1st Street
      4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
      December 1, 2021; January 5, 2022; February 2, 2022; March 2, 2022 

      West Des Moines Crossroads Church, 1200 60th Street, sponsored by American Trust Bank
      NEW TIME: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. 
      November 15, 2021; December 20, 2021; January 17, 2022; February 21, 2022; March 21, 2022

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      Davis

      Bloomfield Apostolic Christian Church, 19420 Lilac Avenue
      4:00 p.m. — 5:30 p.m.
      December 2, 2021

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      Decatur

      This county is served by other programs. Use our Locator Map to find other resources near you, or check other counties for mobile pantries.

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      Des Moines

      This county is served by other programs. Use our Locator Map to find other resources near you, or check other counties for mobile pantries.

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      Dickinson

      Lake Park Lake Park First Presbyterian Church, 1220 S Market Street
      4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
      December 2, 2021; January 6, 2022; February 3, 2022

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      Emmet

      Estherville 2014 Central Avenue
      4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      December 2, 2021; January 6, 2022; February 3, 2022

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      Franklin

      Sheffield (Franklin): This mobile pantry has been replaced by a permanent partner called West Fork Pantry. Visit their website for more information.

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      Greene

      This county is served by other programs. Use our Locator Map to find other resources near you, or check other counties for mobile pantries.

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      Guthrie

      Panora Veterans Auditorium Gymnasium on the main square
      4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      January 6, 2022; March 3, 2022; May 5, 2022

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      Hamilton

      Jewell Bethesda Lutheran Church, 439 Main Street
      4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
      November 19, 2021 (FRIDAY— due to holiday)

      Webster City 1610 Collins Street
      3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
      December 21, 2021

      Webster City St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1005 Beach Street
      3:00 – 5:00 p.m
      November 16, 2021; January 18, 2022

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      Hancock

      Garner Garner United Methodist Church, 885 Maben Avenue
      4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      November 2, 2021; December 7, 2021

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      Hardin

      This county is served by other programs. Use our Locator Map to find other resources near you, or check other counties for mobile pantries.

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      Henry

      This county is served by other programs. Use our Locator Map to find other resources near you, or check other counties for mobile pantries.

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      Humboldt

      Humboldt Humboldt County Fairgrounds Event Center, 311 6th Avenue North
      4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
      November 10, 2021; January 12, 2022

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      Jasper

      This county is served by other programs. Use our Locator Map to find other resources near you, or check other counties for mobile pantries.

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      Jefferson

      Fairfield Nazarene Family Center, N 6th and West Briggs Avenue
      4:00-5:30 p.m.
      November 4, 2021 (**Rescheduled for Election Day**); December 7, 2021

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      Keokuk

      What Cheer 106 E Broadway Street
      3:00-4:30 p.m.
      November 9, 2021; December 14, 2021

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      Kossuth

      Bancroft 212 E. Center
      3:00-5:00 p.m.
      November 23, 2021; December mobile cancelled; January 25, 2022, February 22, 2022

      Swea City Swea City United Methodist Church, 302 Cedar Avenue
      4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      January 6, 2022

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      Lee

      Fort Madison This mobile pantry has been discontinued. You can find permanent partners in the area on our Get Help page.

      Keokuk New Testament Christian Church, 1578 Hilton Road
      4:00 – 5:30 p.m. NOTE: Do NOT arrive before 3:30, as this location is a functioning school.
      December 21, 2021

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      Louisa

      Wapello 317 N Water Street
      1:30 – 4:00 p.m.
      November 24, 2021; January 26, 2022; February 23, 2022; March 23, 2022; April 27, 2022

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      Lucas

      This county is served by other programs. Use our Locator Map to find other resources near you, or check other counties for mobile pantries.

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      Madison

      Earlham American Legion, 137 South Chestnut Avenue
      5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
      December 21, 2021; January 18, 2022; February 15, 2022; March 15, 2022; April 19, 2022; May 17, 2022

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      Mahaska

      Oskaloosa Southern Iowa Fairgrounds, 615 N I Street
      3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
      December 13, 2021

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      Marion

      This county is served by other programs. Use our Locator Map to find other resources near you, or check other counties for mobile pantries.

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      Marshall

      This county is served by other programs. Use our Locator Map to find other resources near you, or check other counties for mobile pantries.

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      Monroe

      This county is served by other programs. Use our Locator Map to find other resources near you, or check other counties for mobile pantries.

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      O’Brien

      Paullina First Presbyterian Church, 103 W. Groesbeck Street
      4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      November 15, 2021; January 17, 2022

      Hartley Trinity United Church of Christ, 140 N Fifth Ave E.
      4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      November 17, 2021; December 15, 2021; January 19, 2022; February 16, 2022

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      Osceola

      Sibley Christian Reformed Church, 115 Maple Drive
      4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      November 9, 2021; December 14, 2021; January 11, 2022; February 8, 2022

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      Palo Alto

      Emmetsburg Grace Baptist Church, 2801 17th Street
      5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
      November 11, 2021; December 9, 2021

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      Pocahontas

      Pocahontas 406 NW 7th Street
      4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
      November 24, 2021; January 26, 2022

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      Polk

      Des Moines VETERANS ONLY (new location) Parking Lot at 2309 Euclid Avenue
      11:30 – 1:00 p.m.
      November 9, 2021; December 14, 2021

      We ask that Veterans bring their VA card or DD-214 to ensure we are serving Veterans.

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      Ringgold

      This county is served by other programs. Use our Locator Map to find other resources near you, or check other counties for mobile pantries.

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      Sac

      Odebolt 116 E 2nd Street
      4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
      Dates to be released soon.

      Sac City Sac City VFW, 409 N 5th Street
      4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      December 15, 2021; February 16, 2022

      Wall Lake No longer in operation; see Sac City or Odebolt mobile pantries above.

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      Story

      This county is served by other programs. Use our Locator Map to find other resources near you, or check other counties for mobile pantries.

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      Taylor

      This county is served by other programs. Use our Locator Map to find other resources near you, or check other counties for mobile pantries.

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      Union

      This county is served by other programs. Use our Locator Map to find other resources near you, or check other counties for mobile pantries.

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      Van Buren

      This county is served by other programs. Use our Locator Map to find other resources near you, or check other counties for mobile pantries.

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      Warren

      Hartford Hartford Upper Elementary, 500 N Vine Street
      4:15 – 6:15 p.m.
      January 18, 2022; March 15, 2022; May 17, 2022

      Milo Milo Community Center, 113 Main Street
      4:00 – 6:30 p.m.
      December 9, 2021; February 10, 2022; April 14, 2022; June 9, 2022

      Norwalk Norwalk Christian Church, 701 Main Street
      4:00 – 6:30 p.m. 
      December 21, 2021; February 15, 2022; April 19, 2022; June 21, 2022
      DIRECTIONS TO NORWALK CHRISTIAN CHURCH:
      From Hwy28, going south into Norwalk, continue on Hwy 28 past the Main Street light and North Ave lights. Hwy 28 goes from a 4 lane to a 2 lane after the light at North Ave. intersection.  Take a left on to ELM St. (it’s right after the slight curve). (IF you miss it, you can take a left at WRIGHT RD) 

      Go 2-3 blocks east on Elm St. (or Wright Rd if missed Elm) to MAIN ST. take a left. Church will be on the left.

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      Wayne

      Allerton Centennial Building, 101 S Central Avenue
      3:00 – 4:30 p.m. 
      December 16,2021; January 20, 2022; February 17, 2022; March 17, 2022; April 21, 2022; May 19, 2022

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      Webster

      This county is served by other programs. Use our Locator Map to find other resources near you, or check other counties for mobile pantries.

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      Winnebago

      This county is served by other programs. Use our Locator Map to find other resources near you, or check other counties for mobile pantries.

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      Worth

      This county is served by other programs. Use our Locator Map to find other resources near you, or check other counties for mobile pantries.

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      Wright

      Belmond Trinity Lutheran Church, 304 3rd Avenue
      2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
      November 23, 2021; December 14, 2021 (date changed due to holiday)

      Eagle Grove Grace Evangelical Free Church, 1220 S Commercial Avenue
      4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
      December 7, 2021

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