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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.
      May 13, 2019; July 8, 2019

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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.
      March 27, 2019; May 22, 2019

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      Calhoun

      Rockwell City 333 Brower St.
      4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
      March 28, 2019

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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.
      May 7, 2019; August 6, 2019

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      Dallas

      Adel New Hope Youth Center, 712 Cottage Street
      5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
      March 25, 2019; April 22, 2019; May 27, 2019; June 24, 2019; July 22, 2019; August 26, 2019; September 23, 2019; October 28, 2019; November 25, 2019; December 23, 2019

      Perry Crossroads Church, 2810 1st Avenue
      9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
      March 23, 2019; May 18, 2019 (early due to holiday); July 27, 2019; Sept. 28, 2019; Nov. 16, 2019 (early due to holiday)

      Perry Dallas County Hospital, 610 10th Street
      4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      April 24, 2019; June 26, 2019

      Redfield Redfield City Hall, 808 1st St.
      5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
      April 3, 2019; June 5, 2019; Aug. 7, 2019; Oct. 2, 2019; Dec. 4, 2019; Feb. 5, 2020

      West Des Moines Crossroads Church, 1200 60th Street, sponsored by American Trust Bank
      5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
      March 18, 2019; April 15, 2019; May 20, 2019; June 17, 2019; July 15, 2019; Aug. 19, 2019; Sept. 16, 2019; Oct. 21, 2019; Nov. 18, 2019; Dec. 16, 2019; Jan. 20, 2020; Feb. 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.
      Feb. 11, 2019; March 7, 2019; April 4, 2019; May 2, 2019; June 6, 2019; July 11, 2019; August 1, 2019

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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.
      April 4, 2019; May 2, 2019; June 6, 2019; July 11, 2019; 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.
      April 4, 2019; June 6, 2019; Aug. 1, 2019

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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.
      May 2, 2019

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      Hamilton

      Jewell Bethesda Lutheran Church, 439 Main St.
      4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
      March 28, 2019; May 23, 2019; July 25, 2019; September 26, 2019

      Webster City St. Thomas Aquinas Parish Center, 1000 Des Moines St.
      4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
      April 16, 2019; June 18, 2019; August 20, 2019; October 15, 2019; December 17, 2019; February 18, 2019; April 21, 2019

      Webster City St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1005 Beach St.
      4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      May 21, 2019; 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.
      April 2, 2019; May 7, 2019; June 4, 2019; 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.
      May 8, 2019; 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.
      April 2, 2019; May 7, 2019; June 4, 2019; July 2, 2019; August 6, 2019

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      Keokuk

      What Cheer County Shed, 308 South Barnes Street Note: The March 12 distribution will take place at 106 E Broadway in What Cheer
      4:00-5:30 p.m.
      April 9, 2019; May 14, 2019; June 11, 2019; July 9, 2019; August 13, 2019

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      Kossuth

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

      Swea City Swea City United Methodist Church, 302 Cedar Ave.
      4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      May 2, 2019

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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.
      April 23, 2019; June 25, 2019; August 27, 2019

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      Louisa

      Columbus Junction NOTE: New location Fire station at 206 Eastern Access Road, Columbus Junction, IA
      4:00-5:30 p.m.
      March 27, 2019; April 24, 2019; May 22, 2019; June 26, 2019; July 24, 2019; August 28, 2019

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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 Earlham United Methodist Church, 145 NE Sycamore Ave.
      5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
      March 19, 2019; April 16, 2019; May 21, 2019; June 18, 2019; July 16, 2019

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      Mahaska

      Oskaloosa NOTE: New location 109 N 3rd Street, Oskaloosa, IA 52577
      4:00-5:30 p.m.
      April 10, 2019; May 8, 2019; June 12, 2019; July 10, 2019; August 14, 2019

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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.
      March 18, 2019; May 20, 2019; 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.
      April 17, 2019; May 15, 2019; June 19, 2019; July 17, 2019

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      Osceola

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

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      Palo Alto

      Emmetsburg Grace Baptist Church, 2801 17th Street
      5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
      April 11, 2019; May 9, 2019; June 13, 2019; July 11, 2019; Aug. 8, 2019

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      Pocahontas

      Pocahontas Pocahontas County Expo Center, 309 NE 1st St.
      4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
      March 27, 2019; May 22, 2019; 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.
      May 16, 2019; 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.
      April 17, 2019

      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.
      March 19, 2019; May 21, 2019; July 16, 2019; September 17, 2019; November 19, 2019

      Milo Milo Community Center, 113 Main St.
      4:00 – 6:30 p.m.
      April 11, 2019; June 13, 2019; August 8, 2019; October 10, 2019; December 12, 2019

      Norwalk Norwalk Christian Church, 701 Main Street
      4:00 to 6:30 p.m.
      April 16, 2019; June 18, 2019; August 20, 2019; October 22, 2019; December 17, 2019

      The April 16 distribution for the Norwalk mobile pantry will take place at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church, 515 Sunset Dr. (Hwy 28), Norwalk, IA

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      Wayne

      Allerton Centennial Building, 101 S Central Ave, Allerton, IA
      3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
      March 21, 2019; April 18, 2019; May 16, 2019; June 20, 2019; July 18, 2019; August 15, 2019

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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. NOTE: Beginning in March, this mobile pantry will distribute once every other month.
      5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
      Feb. 5, 2019; March 5, 2019; May 7, 2019; 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.
      March 26, 2019; April 23, 2019; May 28, 2019; 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.
      April 2, 2019; July 2, 2019