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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.
      November 12, 2018; January 14, 2019; March 11, 2019; 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 New Location: 701 Seneca St., Suite 1 (south of Fareway)
      4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      Sept. 26, 2018; Nov. 28, 2018; Jan. 23, 2019

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      Calhoun

      Rockwell City 333 Brower St.
      4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
      September 27, 2018; Nov. 29, 2018; Jan. 24, 2019; 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.
      November 6, 2018

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      Dallas

      Adel New Hope Youth Center, 712 Cottage Street
      5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
      Sept. 24, 2018, Oct. 22, 2018; Nov. 26, 2018; Dec. 17, 2018

      Perry Crossroads Church, 2810 1st Avenue
      9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
      Sept. 22, 2018; Nov. 17, 2018

      Perry Dallas County Hospital, 610 10th Street
      4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      October 24, 2018; January 2, 2019; February 27, 2019; April 24, 2019; June 26, 2019

      Redfield Redfield City Hall, 808 1st St.
      5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
      Oct. 3, 2018; Dec. 5, 2018; Feb. 6, 2019

      West Des Moines Crossroads Church, 1200 60th Street, sponsored by American Trust Bank
      5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
      Sept. 17, 2018; Oct. 15, 2018; Nov. 19, 2018; Dec. 17, 2018; Jan. 21, 2019; Feb. 18, 2019

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      Davis

      Bloomfield Iowa State University Extension & Outreach Office, 402 East North Street
      4:00 p.m. — 5:30 p.m.
      Oct. 4, 2018; Nov. 1, 2018; Dec. 6, 2018; Jan. 3, 2019; Feb. 7, 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.
      October 4, 2018; Nov. 1, 2018; Dec. 6, 2018; Jan. 3, 2019; Feb. 7, 2019; March 7, 2019; April 4, 2019

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      Emmet

      Estherville 2014 Central Ave.
      4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      October 4, 2018; Dec. 6, 2018; Feb. 7, 2019; April 4, 2019; June 6, 2019; Aug. 1, 2019

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      Franklin

      Sheffield (Franklin): Zion St. John Lutheran Church, 422 Sherman St.
      4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      September 20, 2018

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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.
      November 1, 2018; January 3, 2019; March 7, 2019; May 2, 2019

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      Hamilton

      Jewell Bethesda Lutheran Church, 439 Main St.
      4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
      September 27, 2018; November 29, 2018

      Webster City St. Thomas Aquinas Parish Center, 1000 Des Moines St.
      4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
      October 16, 2018; December 18, 2018; Feb. 19, 2019; April 16, 2019

      Webster City St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1005 Beach St.
      4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      November 20, 2018; January 15, 2019; March 19, 2019

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      Hancock

      Garner Garner United Methodist Church, 885 Maben Ave.
      5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
      October 2, 2018; November 6, 2018; December 4, 2018

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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 – 6:30 p.m.
      November 14, 2018; Jan. 9, 2019

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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 Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 2606 W Burlington Ave. Please note: This mobile pantry’s November 2018 date has changed to Nov. 8 
      4:00-5:30 p.m.
      Nov. 8, 2018; Dec. 4, 2018; Jan. date TBD; Feb. 5, 2019

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      Keokuk

      What Cheer County Shed, 308 South Barnes Street
      4:00-5:30 p.m.
      Oct. 9, 2018; Nov. 13, 2018; Dec. 11, 2018; Jan. 8, 2019; Feb. 12, 2019

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      Kossuth

      Bancroft behind the Bancroft Clinic at 122 W Ramsey St. in the EMS garage
      4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      September 25, 2018; October 23, 2018; Nov. 27, 2018; Dec. 20, 2018; Jan. 22, 2019; Feb. 26, 2019

      Swea City Swea City United Methodist Church, 302 Cedar Ave.
      4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      Nov. 1, 2018; Jan. 3, 2019; March 7, 2019; May 2, 2019

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      Lee

      Fort Madison The Diamond Center, 1415 Avenue M, Fort Madison, IA 52627
      4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
      Sept. 18, 2018; Nov. 20, 2018; Jan. 15, 2019

      Keokuk New Testament Christian Church, 1578 Hilton Rd.
      4:30 to 6:00 p.m. NOTE: Do NOT arrive before 3:30, as this location is a functioning school.
      Oct. 23, 2018; Dec. 18, 2018; Feb. 26, 2019

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      Louisa

      Columbus Junction 101 Fairground Rd., Columbus Junction, IA 52738
      4:00-5:30 p.m.
      Sept. 26, 2018; Oct. 24, 2018; Nov. 28, 2018; Dec. 19, 2018; Jan. 23, 2019; Feb. 27, 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.
      September 18, 2018; October 16, 2018; November 20, 2018; December 18, 2018; January 15, 2019; February 19, 2019; March 19, 2019; April 16, 2019; May 21, 2019; June 18, 2019; July 16, 2019

      Winterset Winterset First United Methodist Church, 309 E Jefferson St.
      4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
      September 24, 2018; October 22, 2018; November 26, 2018; December 17, 2018

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      Mahaska

      Oskaloosa Oskaloosa Fairgrounds, 615 North Street
      4:00-5:30 p.m.
      Oct. 10, 2018; Nov. 14, 2018; Dec. 12, 2018; Jan. 9, 2019; Feb. 13, 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.
      Sept. 17, 2018; Nov. 19, 2018; Jan. 21, 2019

      Hartley Trinity United Church of Christ, 140 N Fifth Ave E.
      4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      September 19, 2018; October 17, 2018; Nov. 21, 2018; Dec. 19, 2018; Jan. 16, 2019; Feb. 20, 2019

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      Osceola

      Sibley Christian Reformed Church, 115 Maple Dr.
      4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      October 9, 2018; Nov. 13, 2018; Dec. 11, 2018; Jan. 8, 2019; Feb. 12, 2019; March 12, 2019

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      Palo Alto

      Emmetsburg Grace Baptist Church, 2801 17th Street
      5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
      Sept. 13, 2018; Oct. 11, 2018; Nov. 8, 2018; Dec. 13, 2018; Jan. 10, 2019; Feb. 14, 2019; March 14, 2019; 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.
      September 26, 2018; Nov. 28, 2018; Jan. 23, 2019; 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.
      October 18, 2018. (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.
      October 17, 2018; Dec. 19, 2018; Feb. 20, 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.
      November 20, 2018; January 15, 2019; 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.
      December 13, 2018; February 14, 2019; April 11, 2019; June 13, 2019; August 8, 2019

      Norwalk Norwalk Christian Church, 701 Main Street
      4:00 to 6:30 p.m.
      December 18, 2018; February 19, 2019; April 16, 2019; June 18, 2019; August 20, 2019; October 22, 2019; December 17, 2019

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      Wayne

      Corydon United Methodist Church, 213 West Jackson Street
      3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
      Sept. 20, 2018; Oct. 18, 2018; Nov. 15, 2018; Dec. 20, 2018; Jan. 17, 2019; Feb. 21, 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.
      5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
      Oct. 2, 2018

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      Wright

      Belmond Trinity Lutheran Church, 304 3rd Avenue
      2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
      October 23, 2018; November 27, 2018; December 18, 2018; January 22, 2019; February 26, 2019; 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.
      October 2, 2018; January 3, 2019; April 2, 2019; July 2, 2019