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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. 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

      Orient United Methodist Church, 124 South Maple
      4:30 to 6:30 pm
      N/A

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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.
      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.
      January 22, 2020; March 25, 2020

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      Calhoun

      Rockwell City 333 Brower St.
      4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
      January 23, 2020; February 27, 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.
      February 4, 2020

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      Dallas

      Adel New Hope Youth Center, 712 Cottage Street
      5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
      January 20, 2020; February 17, 2020

      Perry Perry Elementary School, 1600 8th Street
      January 25, 2020

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

      Redfield Redfield City Hall, 808 1st St.
      5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
      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.
      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.
      January 9, 2020; February 6, 2020, March 5, 2020; April 2, 2020; May 7, 2020; June 4, 2020; July 2, 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.
      January 2, 2020; February 6, 2020

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      Emmet

      Estherville 2014 Central Ave.
      4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      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.
      January 13, 2020

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      Hamilton

      Jewell Bethesda Lutheran Church, 439 Main St.
      4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
      January 23, 2020; March 26, 2020

      Webster City St. Thomas Aquinas Parish Center, 1000 Des Moines St.
      4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
      February 18, 2020; April 21, 2020

      Webster City St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1005 Beach St.
      4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      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.
      January 7, 2020; February 4, 2020; March 3, 2020; April 7, 2020

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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.
      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.
      January 7, 2020; February 4, 2020, March 3, 2020; April 7, 2020; May 5, 2020; June 2, 2020; July 7, 2020

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      Keokuk

      What Cheer 106 E Broadway Street
      3:00-4:30 p.m.
      January 14, 2020; February 11, 2020, March 10, 2020; April 14, 2020; May 12, 2020; June 9, 2020; July 14, 2020

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      Kossuth

      Bancroft 212 E. Center, Bancroft
      4:30-6:30 p.m.
      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.
      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.
      February 25, 2020; April 28, 2020; June 23, 2020; August 25, 2020

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      Louisa

      Wapello 317 N Water St
      4:00-5:30 p.m.
      January 22, 2020; February 26, 2020; March 25, 2020; April 22, 2020; May 27, 2020; June 24, 2020; July 22, 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.
      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
      3:15-5:30 p.m.
      January 8, 2020; February 12, 2020; March 25, 2020; April 22, 2020; May 27, 2020; June 24, 2020; July 22, 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.
      January 20, 2020, February 11, 2020

      Hartley Trinity United Church of Christ, 140 N Fifth Ave E.
      4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      January 15, 2020; February 19, 2020

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      Osceola

      Sibley Christian Reformed Church, 115 Maple Dr.
      4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      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.
      Emmetsburg does not run January through March

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      Pocahontas

      Pocahontas Pocahontas County Expo Center, 309 NE 1st St.
      4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
      January 22, 2020

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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.
      N/A

      Sac City Sac City VFW, 409 N 5th St.
      4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      February 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.
      January 21, 2020; March 17, 2020; May 19, 2020; July 21, 2020

      Milo Milo Community Center, 113 Main St.
      4:00 – 6:30 p.m.
      February 18, 2020; April 21, 2020; June 21, 2020

      Norwalk Norwalk Christian Church, 701 Main Street
      4:00 to 6:30 p.m.
      February 13, 2020; April 9, 2020; June 11, 2020

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      Wayne

      Allerton Centennial Building, 101 S Central Ave, Allerton, IA
      4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
      January 16, 2020; February 20, 2020, March 19, 2020; April 16, 2020; May 21, 2020; June 18, 2020; July 16, 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.
      January 7, 2020

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      Wright

      Belmond Trinity Lutheran Church, 304 3rd Avenue
      2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
      January 28, 2020; February 25, 2020; March 24, 2020; April 28, 2020; May 26, 2020; June 23, 2020; July 28, 2020; August 25, 2020; September 22, 2020

      Eagle Grove Grace Evangelical Free Church, 1220 S Commercial Ave., Eagle Grove, IA 50533
      4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
      January 7, 2020; April 7, 2020; July 7, 2020; October 6, 2020

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