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No One Should Ever Go Hungry

Men, women and children of all ages and backgrounds struggle with food insecurity.

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One of 8 people and 1 in 6 children struggle with hunger in Iowa.

We help people in need get access to nutritious food and find freedom from hunger.

How We Help Cure Hunger

Food Pantry  |  Monday through Thursday from 1-3 p.m. or by appointment
Residents of Story County are welcome to use our food pantry once every 30 days. We are a "client choice" pantry, which means visitors are able to choose the foods that, based on family size, best meet their needs. We offer canned and packaged staples, as well as meat and eggs when in stock and personal care items such as soap, toilet paper, toothpaste, shampoo, diapers, pull-ups and wipes. If you're in need of formula or baby food, please ask.

Doing the Most Good Market  |  Monday through Friday from 1-3 p.m. 
Our Doing the Most Good Market offers fresh produce, dairy and types of bread as well as salads and pre-made sandwiches. In order to be eligible to shop at the market, individuals must also have used the food pantry during the month. Clients are welcome to visit the Doing the Most Good Market once between Monday and Thursday and then again on Friday if needed.  

First-time visitors to the food pantry should check in at the front desk and bring:

  • a photo ID
  • personal identification for each individual living in your home (insurance cards such as T19, Social Security cards, birth certificates or other types of ID)
  • proof of Story County residence (lease agreement, electric bill, etc., that's not addressed to a P.O. Box or a letter from the Department of Health and Human Services). 

For subsequent visits to the pantry or market, only a photo ID is required.

We are proud to partner with Food Bank of Iowa, Walmart, Fresh Thyme, Kum & Go, Plant A Row, Mustard Seed Community Farm, the United States Postal Service, United Way of Story County and other individuals and clubs in our county that support our food pantry and market.

Other Ways We Meet Needs