Where to Find Food
Food Bank of Iowa is dedicated to providing enough food for every Iowan in our service area to live a healthy, active life. We distribute more than 14 million meals each year through 700 partner agencies and dozens of program sites. Learn more about our programs and how you can get help now.
Food Bank of Iowa is an equal opportunity provider. View the full USDA Nondiscrimination Statement here.
Find Food Assistance in Your Community
We’ve provided food and hope for 40 years. No Iowan should go hungry. The map below will help you find food resources near you. Once you’ve selected one, contact them directly to find out about distribution times and any requirements. Then, you’ll visit the organization to receive assistance.
Mobile Pantry Program
Mobile pantries are monthly, bimonthly or quarterly food distributions operated by Food Bank of Iowa.Mobile Pantry Program >
School Pantry Program
School pantries are dedicated to that school’s students and their families.School Pantry Program >
The BackPack Program™ provides food for kids in need each weekend during the school year.BackPack Program™ >
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program assists low-income people and their families.SNAP >
Women, Infants and Children helps low-income mothers and children at risk of poor nutrition.WIC >
Download our Chopped – Hot Dish Edition cookbook, or find more recipes to cook with your pantry staples.Recipes >
Homeless and Domestic Violence Shelters
Shelters include homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters and other places where people in need can find a safe place to rest. Many provide meals to their residents, but not to the general public.
Support for Older Adults
The Area Agencies on Aging offer a variety of services including home-delivered meals, congregate meals, nutrition education and counseling, caregiver services and more. Call Iowa’s Area Agencies on Aging at 866-468-7887 for more information for adults age 60+, adults with disabilities age 18+ and caregivers.
United Way of Central Iowa
United Way of Central Iowa’s 211 Service is available 24/7 to help you with rent, utilities, tax preparation, natural disaster relief and more. Call or text 211, or chat with a professional online. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.