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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. All food distributed through our mobile pantries is entirely free. A mobile pantry can also serve as a great location for other resources like rental assistance or job training to share information.

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

 

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      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

      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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      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

      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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      Audubon

      Audubon National Guard Armory, 601 Southside Ave.
      4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
      July 8, 2019; September 9, 2019; November 11, 2019; January 13, 2020

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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 701 Seneca St., Suite 1 (south of Fareway)
      4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      July 24, 2019; September 25, 2019;  November 27, 2019;  January 22, 2020; March 25, 2020

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      Calhoun

      Rockwell City 333 Brower St.
      4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
      July 25, 2019; September 26, 2019; November TBD, January 23, 2020; March 26, 2020

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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.
      August 6, 2019

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      Dallas

      Adel New Hope Youth Center, 712 Cottage Street
      5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
      June 24, 2019; July 22, 2019; August 26, 2019; September 23, 2019; October 28, 2019; November 25, 2019; December 23, 2019; January 20, 2020; February 17, 2020

      Perry Crossroads Church, 2810 1st Avenue
      9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
      July 27, 2019; September 28, 2019; November 16, 2019 (early due to holiday); January 13, 2020

      Perry Dallas County Hospital, 610 10th Street
      4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      June 26, 2019; August 28th, 2019; October 23, 2019; January 2, 2020 (early due to holiday); February 26, 2020

      Redfield Redfield City Hall, 808 1st St.
      5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
      August 7, 2019; September 7, 2019; October 2, 2019; November 6, 2019; December 4, 2019; January 6, 2019; February 5, 2020

      West Des Moines Crossroads Church, 1200 60th Street, sponsored by American Trust Bank
      5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
      June 17, 2019; July 15, 2019; August 19, 2019; September 16, 2019; October 21, 2019; November 18, 2019; December 16, 2019; January 20, 2020; February 17, 2020

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      Davis

      Bloomfield Iowa State University Extension & Outreach Office, 402 East North Street
      4:00 p.m. — 5:30 p.m.
      July 11, 2019; August 1, 2019; September 5, 2019; October 3, 2019; November 7, 2019; December 5, 2019; January 9, 2020; February 6, 2020

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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 St.
      4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
      July 11, 2019; August 1, 2019; September 5, 2019; October 3, 2019; November 7, 2019; December 5, 2019

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      Emmet

      Estherville 2014 Central Ave.
      4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      August 1, 2019; October 3, 2019; December 5, 2019; February 6, 2020

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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.
      July 3, 2019; September 5, 2019; November 7, 2019; January 13, 2020

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      Hamilton

      Jewell Bethesda Lutheran Church, 439 Main St.
      4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
      July 25, 2019; September 26, 2019

      Webster City St. Thomas Aquinas Parish Center, 1000 Des Moines St.
      4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
      June 18, 2019; August 20, 2019; October 15, 2019; December 17, 2019; February 18, 2020; April 21, 2020

      Webster City St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1005 Beach St.
      4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      July 16, 2019; September 17, 2019; November 19, 2019; January 21, 2020; March 17, 2020

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      Hancock

      Garner Garner United Methodist Church, 885 Maben Ave.
      5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
      July 2, 2019; August 6, 2019; September 3, 2019; October 1, 2019; November 5, 2019; December 3, 2019

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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 Ave. North
      4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
      July 10, 2019; September 11, 2019; November 13, 2019; January 8, 2020

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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 First Church of the Nazarene Fairfield: 6th and Briggs Community Center 
      4:00-5:30 p.m.
      July 2, 2019; August 6, 2019; September 3, 2019; October 1, 2019; November 5, 2019; December 3, 2019; January 7, 2020; February 4, 2020

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      Keokuk

      What Cheer County Shed, 308 South Barnes Street
      4:00-5:30 p.m.
      July 9, 2019; August 13, 2019; September 10, 2019; October 8, 2019; November 12, 2019; December 10, 2019; January 14, 2020; February 11, 2020

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      Kossuth

      Bancroft 212 E. Center, Bancroft
      4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      June 25, 2019; July 23, 2019; August 27, 2019; September 24, 2019; October 22, 2019; November 26, 2019, December TBD, 2019; January 28, 2020; February 25, 2020; March 24, 2020

      Swea City Swea City United Methodist Church, 302 Cedar Ave.
      4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      July 11, 2019; September 5, 2019; November 7, 2019; January 2, 2020; March 5, 2020; May 7, 2020; July 2, 2020

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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 Rd.
      4:00 to 5:30 p.m. NOTE: Do NOT arrive before 3:30, as this location is a functioning school.
      June 25, 2019; August 27, 2019; October 29, 2019; December 17, 2019; February 25, 2020

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      Louisa

      Columbus Junction Fire station at 206 Eastern Access Road, Columbus Junction, IA
      4:00-5:30 p.m.
      June 26, 2019; July 24, 2019; August 28, 2019; September 25, 2019; October 23, 2019; November 27, 2019; January 22, 2020; February 26, 2020

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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 NOTE: New location: American Legion 137 South Chestnut Ave.
      5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
      June 18, 2019; July 16, 2019; August 20, 2019; September 17, 2019; October 15, 2019; November 19, 2019; December 17, 2019; January 21, 2020; February 18, 2020

      Winterset This mobile pantry has been replaced by a permanent partner called Winterset First United Methodist Church Pantry.

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      Mahaska

      Oskaloosa NOTE: New location 109 N 3rd Street, Oskaloosa, IA 52577
      4:00-5:30 p.m.
      June 12, 2019; July 10, 2019; August 14, 2019; September 11, 2019; October 9, 2019; November 13, 2019; December 11, 2019; January 8, 2020; February 12, 2020

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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 St.
      4:00-6:00 p.m.
      July 15, 2019; September 16, 2019; November 18, 2019; January 20, 2020

      Hartley Trinity United Church of Christ, 140 N Fifth Ave E.
      4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      June 19, 2019; July 17, 2019; August 21, 2019; September 18, 2019; October 16, 2019; November 20; 2019; December 18, 2019; January 15, 2020; February 19, 2020

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      Osceola

      Sibley Christian Reformed Church, 115 Maple Dr.
      4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      July 9, 2019; August 13, 2019; September 10, 2019; October 8, 2019; November 12, 2019; December 10, 2019; January 14, 2020; February 11, 2020; March 10, 2020; April 14, 2020

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      Palo Alto

      Emmetsburg Grace Baptist Church, 2801 17th Street
      5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
      July 11, 2019; August 8, 2019; September 12, 2019; October 10, 2019; November 14, 2019; December 12, 2019; January 9, 2020; February 13, 2020

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      Pocahontas

      Pocahontas Pocahontas County Expo Center, 309 NE 1st St.
      4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
      July 31, 2019

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      Polk

      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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      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 Odebolt Community Center, 605 1st Avenue N
      4:30-5:30 p.m.
      December 19, 2019 (Other distributions for this mobile pantry route are outside our service area).

      Sac City Sac City VFW, 409 N 5th St.
      4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      June 19th, 2019; Aug 21, 2019; Oct 16, 2019; Dec 20, 2019; Feb 19, 2020; April 16, 2020

      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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      Wapello

      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

      Indianola Warren County Administrative Building, 301 N Buxton St.
      4:00 to 6:30 p.m.
      July 16, 2019; September 17, 2019; November 19, 2019

      Milo Milo Community Center, 113 Main St.
      4:00 – 6:30 p.m.
      August 8, 2019; October 10, 2019; December 12, 2019

      Norwalk Norwalk Christian Church, 701 Main Street
      4:00 to 6:30 p.m.
      June 18, 2019; August 20, 2019; October 22, 2019; December 17, 2019

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      Wayne

      Allerton Centennial Building, 101 S Central Ave, Allerton, IA
      3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
      June 20, 2019; July 18, 2019; August 15, 2019; September 19, 2019; October 17, 2019; November 21, 2019; December 19, 2019; January 16, 2020; February 20, 2020

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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

      Northwood Northwood Community Center, 829 Central Ave. 
      5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
      July 2, 2019; September 3, 2019; November 5, 2019; January 7, 2020

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      Wright

      Belmond Trinity Lutheran Church, 304 3rd Avenue
      2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
      June 25, 2019; July 23, 2019; August 27, 2019; September 24, 2019

      Eagle Grove Grace Evangelical Free Church, 1220 S Commercial Ave., Eagle Grove, IA 50533
      4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
      July 2, 2019