More food is always very much appreciated. About 25,000 pounds of food is distributed each month, so it takes a lot to keep the Pantry going. Those who want to contribute individually are welcome to drop off food at the Pantry ( 89 N Jones Blvd ) at any time between 9AM and 5PM weekdays.
For information on putting together a food drive, click on this link:
How to Hold a Successful Food Drive. If you do decide to organize an office, school, or community food drive and would like help, please contact the Pantry.
Over 10,000 pieces of clothing are given out each year, almost all of it donated from the community. Gently used children’s clothing in all sizes is needed. Adult clothing is limited to outerwear.
Anyone who wants to contribute individually is welcome to drop off clothing at the Pantry ( 89 N Jones Blvd ) at any time between 9AM and 5PM weekdays.
Anyone who would like to organize an office, school, or community children’s clothing drive may contact the Pantry for assistance.
If you have adult clothing, you can benefit the Pantry by donating them to Goodwill of the Heartland in Coralville. Goodwill helps us by providing vouchers that can be used in their stores. This enables us to assist adults with clothing while making the best use of our limited space for children’s clothing.
In the fall we collect and distribute new and gently used children’s coats. We distribute new socks and underwear two times per year. If you are interested in donating to or helping with these drives, please contact the Pantry.
Our annual coat distributions serve more than 220 children and adults and involved dozens of volunteers. Tina DuBois, Pantry Executive Director stated “it is joyous to see so many people come together to help families in the community. The children were excited to pick out their clothes and everyone left with a smile.”
Thank you to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa & Western Illinois who provided grant funding for our coats and socks & underwear distributions in 2015. Find out more about their work at: http://www.rmhc-eiwi.org/.