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One in 8 Iowans are food insecure, meaning they might not know where or how they will get their next meal, and 1 in 5 Iowa children do not have enough to eat.
Hunger isn't just an urban problem. The truth is, individuals and families are struggling with hunger and food insecurity right here in Jasper County, too.
"Our mission is to meet human needs in Jesus' name. Food is a human need." - Capt. Janelle Cleveland, Corps Officer at The Salvation Army of Newton
Emergency Food Pantry | Monday through Friday from 10-11:45 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.
Jasper County residents can use the emergency food pantry once every 30 days for canned goods, packaged foods and other staples. Those wishing to use the pantry are required to complete a form provided by The Salvation Army as well as give identification, employment verification or paycheck stubs, a piece of current mail to validate residency, and Social Security cards for all members of the household. The food pantry may be closed for restocking two days a month.
Bread Line and Produce Giveaway | Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:30-11 a.m.
Free bread and sweets, donated by local Walmart and Hy-Vee bakeries, are available to any Jasper County residents in need on a first come, first served basis. There are no income requirements. Residents may visit the line twice a week.
On Tuesdays, we also offer free produce when it's available.