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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. 

April 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
      4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
      March 8, 2021; April 12, 2021;  May 10, 2021; June 14, 2021; July 12, 2021; August 9, 2021

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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 10, 2021; July 12, 2021

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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.
      April 28, 2021; May 26, 2021; June 23, 2021; July 28, 2021; August 25, 2021; September 22, 2021; October 27, 2021; November 24, 2021; December 22, 2021; January 26, 2022; February 23, 2022; March 23, 2022; April 27, 2022

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      Calhoun

      Rockwell City 333 Brower St.
      4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
      May 27, 2021; July 22, 2021

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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 4, 2021; August 3, 2021

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      Dallas

      Adel NEW LOCATION: New Hope Church, 25712 290th Street (off of Hwy 6)
      5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
      April 26, 2021; May 24, 2021; June 28, 2021; July 26, 2021; August 23, 2021 

      Perry Crossroads Church, 2810 1st Ave
      9:00-10:30 a.m.
      May 22, 2021; July 24, 2021; September 25, 2021; November 20, 2021; January 22; 2022; March 26, 2022

      Perry Dallas County Hospital, 610 10th Street
      3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
      April 28, 2021; June 23, 2021; August 25, 2021; October 27, 2021; December 15, 2021; February 23, 2022; April 27, 2022

      Redfield Redfield City Hall, 808 1st St.
      4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
      April 7, 2021 May 5, 2021; June 2, 2021; July 7, 2021; August 4, 2021

      West Des Moines Crossroads Church, 1200 60th Street, sponsored by American Trust Bank
      5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
      April 19, 2021; May 17, 2021; June 21, 2021; July 19, 2021; August 16, 2021

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      Davis

      Bloomfield NEW LOCATION: Apostolic Christian Church, 19420 Lilac Avenue
      4:00 p.m. — 5:30 p.m.
      May 6, 2021; June 3, 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 St.
      4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
      April 8, 2021; May 6, 2021; June 3, 2021; July 1, 2021; August 5, 2021

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      Emmet

      Estherville 2014 Central Ave.
      4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      May 6, 2021; June 3, 2021; July 1, 2021; August 5, 2021

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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 6, 2021; July 1, 2021

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      Hamilton

      Jewell Bethesda Lutheran Church, 439 Main St.
      4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
      May 27, 2021; July 22, 2021; September 23, 2021

      Webster City NEW LOCATION: 1610 Collins Street
      3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
      April 20, 2021

      Webster City St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1005 Beach St.
      3:00 – 5:00 p.m
      May 18, 2021; July 20, 2021

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      Hancock

      Garner Garner United Methodist Church, 885 Maben Ave.
      4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      May 4, 2021; June 1, 2021; July 6, 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 Ave. North
      4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
      May 12, 2021; July 14, 2021

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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.
      May 4, 2021; June 1, 2021

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      Keokuk

      What Cheer 106 E Broadway Street
      3:00-4:30 p.m.
      April 13, 2021; May 11, 2021; June 8, 2021

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      Kossuth

      Bancroft 212 E. Center, Bancroft
      3:00-5:00 p.m.
      April 27, 2021; May 25, 2021; June 22, 2021; July 27, 2021; August 24, 2021

      Swea City Swea City United Methodist Church, 302 Cedar Ave.
      4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      May 6, 2021; July 1, 2021

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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 – 5:30 p.m. NOTE: Do NOT arrive before 3:30, as this location is a functioning school.
      April 27, 2021; June 22, 2021

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      Louisa

      Wapello 317 N Water St
      NEW TIME 1:30 – 4:00 p.m.
      April 28, 2021; May 26, 2021; June 23, 2021; July 28, 2021; August 25, 2021; September 22, 2021; October 27, 2021; 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 Ave.
      5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
      April 20, 2021; May 18, 2021; June 15, 2021; July 20, 2021; August 17, 2021

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      Mahaska

      Oskaloosa Southern Iowa Fairgrounds, 615 N I St., Oskaloosa
      3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
      April 12, 2021; May 10, 2021; June 3, 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 St.
      4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      May 17, 2021; July 19, 2021

      Hartley Trinity United Church of Christ, 140 N Fifth Ave E.
      4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      April 21, 2021; May 19, 2021; June 16, 2021; July 21, 2021; August 18, 2021

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      Osceola

      Sibley Christian Reformed Church, 115 Maple Dr.
      4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      April 13, 2021; May 11, 2021; June 8, 2021; July 13, 2021; August 10, 2021

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      Palo Alto

      Emmetsburg Grace Baptist Church, 2801 17th Street
      5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
      April 8, 2021; May 13, 2021; June 10, 2021; July 8, 2021; August 12, 2021

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      Pocahontas

      Pocahontas NEW LOCATION: 406 NW 7th St.
      4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
      May 26, 2021 July 28, 2021

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      Polk

      Des Moines VETERANS ONLY Parking Lot at 2350 Euclid 
      11:30 – 1:00 p.m.
      April 13, 2021; May 11, 2021; June 8, 2021; July 13, 2021; August 10, 2021; September 14, 2021; October 12, 2021; 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.
      September 16, 2021

      Sac City Sac City VFW, 409 N 5th St.
      4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      April 21, 2021; June 16, 2021; August 18, 2021

      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 St
      4:15 – 6:15 p.m.
      May 18, 2021; July 20, 2021; September 21, 2021; November 16, 2021

      Milo Milo Community Center, 113 Main St.
      4:00 – 6:30 p.m.
      April 8, 2021; June 10, 2021; August 12, 2021; October 14, 2021; December 9, 2021

      Norwalk Norwalk Christian Church, 701 Main Street
      4:00 – 6:30 p.m. 
      April 20, 2021; June 15 2021; August 17, 2021; October 19, 2021; December 21, 2021
      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 Ave
      NEW TIME: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. 
      April 15, 2021; May 20, 2021; June 17, 2021

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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.
      April 27, 2021; May 25, 2021; June 22, 2021

      Eagle Grove Grace Evangelical Free Church, 1220 S Commercial Ave., Eagle Grove, IA 50533
      4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
      May 4, 2021; June 1, 2021; July 6, 2021

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