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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.

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

      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 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 Genesis Building, 1607 Lake Ave.
      4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      May 23, 2018; July 25, 2018

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      Calhoun

      Rockwell City 333 Brower St.
      4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
      May 24, 2018; July 26, 2018; September 27, 2018

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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 1, 2018; August 7, 2018; November 6, 2018

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      Dallas

      Adel New Hope Youth Center, 712 Cottage Street
      5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
      April 23, 2018; May 29, 2018; June 25, 2018; July 23, 2018; Aug. 27, 2018; Sept. 24, 2018, Oct. 22, 2018; Nov. 26, 2018; Dec. 2018 (TBD)

      Perry Crossroads Church, 2810 1st Avenue
      9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
      May 19, 2018; July 28, 2018; Sept. 22, 2018; Nov. 17, 2018

      Perry Dallas County Hospital, 610 10th Street
      4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      April 25, 2018; June 27, 2018

      Redfield Redfield City Hall, 808 1st St.
      5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
      April 4, 2018; June 6, 2018; Aug. 1, 2018; Oct. 3, 2018; Dec. 5, 2018; Feb. 6, 2018

      West Des Moines Crossroads Church, 1200 60th Street, sponsored by American Trust Bank
      5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
      April 16, 2018; May 21, 2018, June 18, 2018; July 16, 2018; Aug. 20, 2018; 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
      3:45 p.m. — 5:15 p.m.
      May 8, 2018; June 5, 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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      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 5, 2018; May 3, 2018; June 7, 2018; July 5, 2018; August 2, 2018; September 6, 2018; October 4, 2018

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      Emmet

      Estherville 2608 Central Ave.
      4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      April 5, 2018; June 7, 2018; August 2, 2018; October 4, 2018

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      Franklin

      Sheffield (Franklin): Zion St. John Lutheran Church, 422 Sherman St.
      4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      April 19, 2018; May 17, 2018; June 21, 2018; July 19, 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.
      May 3, 2018; July 5, 2018

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      Hamilton

      Jewell Bethesda Lutheran Church, 439 Main St.
      4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
      May 24, 2018; July 26, 2018; September 27, 2018; November TBD, 2018

      Webster City St. Thomas Aquinas Parish Center, 1000 Des Moines St.
      4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      April 17, 2018; June 19, 2018; August 21, 2018; October 16, 2018; December 18, 2018

      Webster City St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1005 Beach St.
      4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      May 15, 2018; July 17, 2018; September 18, 2018; November 20, 2018; January 15, 2019

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      Hancock

      Garner Garner United Methodist Church, 885 Maben Ave.
      5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
      April 3, 2018; May 8, 2018; June 5, 2018; July 3, 2018; August 7, 2018; September 4, 2018; 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.
      May 9, 2018; July 11, 2018; September 12, 2018; November 14, 2018

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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.
      4:00-5:30 p.m.
      May 15, 2018

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      Keokuk

      What Cheer County Shed, 308 South Barnes Street
      4:00-5:30 p.m.
      April 17, 2018; June 19, 2018

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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.
      April 24, 2018; May 22, 2018; June 26, 2018; July 24, 2018; August 28, 2018; September 25, 2018; October 23, 2018

      Swea City Swea City United Methodist Church, 302 Cedar Ave.
      4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      May 3, 2018; July 5, 2018

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      Lee

      Fort Madison Shopton Park Shelter, 29th Street Avenue O
      4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
      May 22, 2018

      Keokuk New Testament Christian Church, 1578 Hilton Rd.
      4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
      May 1, 2018; July 3, 2018

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      Louisa

      Wapello Historical Museum parking lot, 609 U.S. Highway 61
      4:00-5:30 p.m.
      April 26, 2018; June 21, 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.
      5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
      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.
      April 23, 2018; May 29, 2018; June 25, 2018

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      Mahaska

      Oskaloosa Oskaloosa Fairgrounds, 615 North Street
      4:00-5:30 p.m.
      April 10, 2018; June 12, 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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      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 21, 2018; July 16, 2018

      Hartley Trinity United Church of Christ, 140 N Fifth Ave E.
      4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      NOTE: This mobile pantry has been rescheduled from April 18 to April 30.
      April 30, 2018; May 16, 2018; June 20, 2018; July 18, 2018; August 15, 2018; September 19, 2018; October 17, 2018

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      Osceola

      Sibley Christian Reformed Church, 115 Maple Dr.
      4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      April 10, 2018; May 8, 2018; June 12, 2018; July 10, 2018; August 14, 2018; September 11, 2018; October 9, 2018

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      Palo Alto

      Emmetsburg Grace Baptist Church, 2801 17th Street
      5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
      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.
      May 23, 2018; July 31, 2018; September 26, 2018

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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.
      NOTE: This mobile pantry has been rescheduled from April 18 to April 25.
      April 25, 2018; June 20, 2018; August 15, 2018; October 17, 2018

      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.
      May 15, 2018; July 17, 2018; September 18, 2018; November 20, 2018

      Milo Milo Community Center, 113 Main St.
      4:00 – 6:30 p.m.
      April 12, 2018; June 14, 2018; August 9, 2018; October 18, 2018

      Norwalk Norwalk Christian Church, 701 Main Street
      4:00 to 6:30 p.m.
      April 17, 2018; June 19, 2018; August 21, 2018; October 16, 2018; December 18, 2018

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      Wayne

      Corydon United Methodist Church, 213 West Jackson Street
      4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
      April 3, 2018; May 29, 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 Northwood Community Center, 829 Central Ave.
      5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
      April 3, 2018; May 1, 2018; June 5, 2018; July 3, 2018; Aug. 7, 2018; Sept. 4, 2018; Oct. 2, 2018

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      Wright

      Belmond Trinity Lutheran Church, 304 3rd Avenue
      2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
      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 NOTE: the April 3, 2018 distribution has been moved to the Eagle Grove Ambulance Shed, corner of Wright St. and Broadway, across from Eagle Grove City Hall
      4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
      April 3, 2018; July 3, 2018