Our mission is to provide nutritious food and basic necessities for University of Iowa students, faculty, and staff in need, and to fight food insecurity through education and advocacy.

The Food Pantry is now open to provide pre-packaged bags for any student, staff, or faculty member at the University of Iowa.

The current pick-up date is Wednesday, May 27th.  Please sign up HERE to reserve a time.  

The Food Pantry at Iowa is providing  pre-packaged bags of food every Wednesday for pick-up until further notice. This service is available for ANY student, staff, or faculty member at the University of Iowa. All pantry operations will follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and University of Iowa health and safety guidelines.   

Each week, a sign-up link will be posted on the Food Pantry’s website and Facebook page. Those wishing to use this service will need to sign up by Friday at noon for pick up on the following Wednesday.  

On the date and time of pick-up, bring your University ID card to the South Entrance of the Iowa Memorial Union. Please note that all distribution will occur outside of the building. 

After checking in, you will receive a food bag which may include protein items, beans, ricepasta, canned vegetables and fruits, soup, and breakfast items. While there, clients may also choose from other items, such as fresh produce, refrigerated items, snacks, and toiletries based on availability. We will do our best to provide as many of these items as possible at each visit.  

If you have any questions or concerns about this process, please email studorg-foodpantry@uiowa.edu. If you have any issues on the day of pick-up, please call (319)-467-1680. 


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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Did you know college students can be eligible to receive SNAP benefits?  Apply online at www.oasis.iowa.gov.  For assistance with an application or questions about the IFBA Food Assistance Outreach Program, call the hotline at 1-855-944-FOOD(3663) or email FoodAssistanceOutreach@iowafba.org.  Learn about the Iowa Food Bank Association at www.iowafba.org.


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