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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.

Become a Mobile Pantry Partner by reaching out to the Regional Partnership Coordinator who serves your county. They’ll get you started on the road to a mobile pantry.

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

      Adair Cerro Gordo Franklin Jasper Osceola Taylor
      Adams Clarke Greene Kossuth Palo Alto Union
      Audubon Clay Guthrie Lucas Pocahontas Warren
      Boone Dallas Hamilton Madison Polk Webster
      Buena Vista Decatur Hancock Marion Ringgold Winnebago
      Calhoun Dickinson Hardin Marshall Sac Worth
      Carroll Emmet Humboldt O’Brien Story 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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      Audubon

      Audubon National Guard Armory, 601 Southside Ave.
      4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
      June 12, 2017; August 14, 2017; Sept. 11, 2-17; Nov. 13, 2017; Jan. 8, 2018; March 12, 2018; May 14, 2018; July 9, 2018

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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 Old Bomgaars Building, 1628 North Lake Ave.
      4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      July 26, 2017; Sept 27, 2017; November 22, 2017; January 24, 2018

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      Calhoun

      Rockwell City 333 Brower St.
      4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
      June 22, 2017; July 27, 2017; Sept 28, 2017; Nov 30, 2017

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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.
      Aug 1, 2017; Nov 7, 2017

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      Dallas

      Adel New Hope Youth Center, 712 Cottage Street
      5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
      June 26, 2017; July 24, 2017; August 28, 2017; September 25, 2017; October 23, 2017; November 27, 2017; December 18, 2017

      Perry Crossroads Church, 2810 1st Avenue
      9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
      July 8, 2017; Sept. 2, 2017; Nov. 4, 2017

      Perry Dallas County Hospital, 610 10th Street
      4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      June 28, 2017; Aug. 23, 2017; Oct. 25, 2017; Dec. 27, 2017; Feb. 28, 2018; April 25, 2018; June 27, 2018

      Redfield Redfield City Hall, 808 1st St.
      5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
      August 2, 2017; October 4, 2017; December 6, 2017; February 7, 2018

      West Des Moines Crossroads Church, 1200 60th Street, sponsored by American Trust Bank
      5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
      June 19, 2017; July 17, 2017; Aug. 21, 2017; Sept. 18, 2017; Oct. 16, 2017; Nov. 20, 2017; Dec. 18, 2017; Jan. 15, 2018; Feb. 19, 2018

      West Des Moines Maple Grove Villas, 8602 Westown Parkway
      4 – 6 p.m.
      Sept. 12, 2017; Oct. 10, 2017; Nov. 14, 2017; Dec. 12, 2017; Jan. 9, 2018; Feb. 13, 2018; March 13, 2018; April 10, 2018; May 8, 2018; June 12, 2018; July 10, 2018; August 14, 2018; Sept. 11, 2018

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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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      Dickinson

      Lake Park Lake Park First Presbyterian Church, 1220 S Market St.
      4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
      August 3, 2017; October 5, 2017; December 7, 2017; January 4, 2018

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      Emmet

      Estherville 2608 Central Ave.
      4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      Aug 3, 2017; Oct 5, 2017; Dec 7 2017

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      Franklin

      Sheffield (Franklin): 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Zion St. John Lutheran Church, 422 Sherman St. June 15, November 13 (note: the November date is a Monday)

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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 6, 2017; Sept. 7, 2017; Nov. 2, 2017; Jan. 4, 2018; March 1, 2018; May 3, 2018; July 5, 2018

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      Hamilton

      Jewell Bethesda Lutheran Church, 439 Main St.
      4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
      July 27, 2017; September 28, 2017; November 30, 2017

      Webster City St. Thomas Aquinas Parish Center, 1000 Des Moines St.
      4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      June 20, 2017; August 15, 2017; October 17, 2017; December 19, 2017

      Webster City St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1005 Beach St.
      4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      March 21, 2017; July 18, 2017; September 19, 2017; November 21, 2017

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      Hancock

      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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      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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      Humboldt

      Humboldt Humboldt County Fairgrounds Event Center, 311 6th Ave. North
      4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
      July 12, 2017; September 13, 2017; November 8, 2017

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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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      Kossuth

      Bancroft behind the Bancroft Clinic at 122 W Ramsey St. in the EMS garage
      4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      June 27, 2017; July 25, 2017; Aug 22, 2017; Sept 26, 2017; Oct 24, 2017; Nov 28, 2017

      Swea City Swea City United Methodist Church, 302 Cedar Ave.
      4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      July 27, 2017; September 28, 2017; November 2, 2017; January 4, 2018

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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.
      5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
      Sept. 19, 2017; Oct. 17, 2017; Nov. 14, 2017; Dec. 19, 2017; Jan. 16, 2018; Feb. 20, 2018; March 20, 2018; April 17, 2018; May 15, 2018; June 19, 2018; July 17, 2018

      Winterset Winterset First United Methodist Church, 309 E Jefferson St.
      4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
      Sept. 25, 2017; Oct. 23, 2017; Nov. 27, 2017; Dec. 25, 2017; Jan. 22, 2018; Feb. 26, 2018; March 26, 2018; April 23, 2018; May 28, 2018; June 25, 2018

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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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      O’Brien

      Paullina First Presbyterian Church, 103 W. Groesbeck St.
      4:00-6:00 p.m.
      July 17, 2017; September 18, 2017; November 20, 2017; January 15, 2018

      Hartley Trinity United Church of Christ, 140 N Fifth Ave E.
      4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      June 21, 2017; July 19, 2017; Aug 16, 2017; Sept 20, 2017; Oct 18, 2017; Nov 15, 2017; Dec 20, 2017

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      Osceola

      Sibley Christian Reformed Church, 115 Maple Dr.
      4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      June 13, 2017; July 11, 2017; Aug 8, 2017; Sept 12, 2017; Oct 10, 2017; Nov 14, 2017

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      Palo Alto

      Emmetsburg Grace Baptist Church, 2801 17th Street
      5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
      June 8, 2017; July 13, 2017; Aug 10, 2017; Sept 14, 2017; Oct 12, 2017; Nov 9, 2017; Dec 14, 2017; Feb 8, 2018; Mar 8, 2018; April 12, 2018; May 10, 2018; June 14, 2018

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      Pocahontas

      Pocahontas Pocahontas County Expo Center, 309 NE 1st St.
      4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
      July 26, 2017; Sept 27, 2017; Nov 22, 2017

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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.
      August 17, 2017; March 18, 2018; 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.
      Jun 21, 2017; Aug 16, 2017; Oct 18, 2017; Dec 20, 2017

      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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      Warren

      Indianola Warren County Administrative Building, 301 N Buxton St.
      4:00 to 6:30 p.m.
      June 20, 2017; July 18, 2017; August 15, 2017; September 19, 2017; October 17, 2017

      Milo Milo Community Center, 113 Main St.
      4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
      July 13, 2017; Sept. 14, 2017; Nov. 9 2017; Jan. 11, 2018; March 8, 2018; May 10, 2018; July 12, 2018

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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 Worth County Fairgrounds Shelter House, 300 13th Street South
      5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
      July 5, 2017; August 1, 2017; September 5, 2017; October 3, 2017

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      Wright

      Belmond Trinity Lutheran Church, 304 3rd Avenue
      2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
      October 24, 2017; November 28, 2017; December 2017 date TBD; January 23, 2018; February 27, 2018; March 27, 2018; April 24, 2018; May 22, 2018; June 26, 2018; July 24, 2018; August 28, 2018; September 25, 2018

      Eagle Grove Memorial Hall, 200 S. Park Avenue
      4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
      October 3, 2017; January 2, 2018; April 3, 2018; July 3, 2018