Food Pantry at Iowa
Our mission is to provide nutritious food and necessities for the University of Iowa students, faculty, and staff in need, and to fight food insecurity through education and advocacy.
The Food Pantry is a free service available for ANY student, staff, or faculty member at the University of Iowa.
East Pantry location (278 IMU)
The pantry is closed from Sunday, May 16th to Sunday, May 23rd. If you need emergency access to the pantry during this time, please contact us at email@example.com to make arrangements.
All pantry operations will follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the University of Iowa's health and safety guidelines.
On the date and time of shopping, bring your University ID card and any reusable bags to Room 278 of the Iowa Memorial Union. This room is on the second floor of the IMU, near the office of Marketing and Design. A map is provided below.
Available items may include fresh produce, protein, beans, pasta, canned fruits/vegetables, soup, breakfast items, snacks, and toiletries. We will do our best to provide as many of these items as possible at each visit.
If you have any questions/concerns about this process OR have any issues on the day of pick-up, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 319-335-3059 between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm.
Pictured: a map of the second floor of the IMU. The food pantry is marked with a star, possible routes are marked in red.
West Pantry location (Pride Alliance Center)
The next grocery bag pick-up date is TBD. You must complete BOTH of the following forms:
- Please sign up HERE to reserve a time. The deadline to sign up is TBD at 8 PM.
- After selecting a time slot, please be sure to fill out the ordering form HERE. The ordering form tells us what you would like in your bag.
Please be sure to fill out both forms by 8 pm on Tuesday of each week. We are not able to fill entries submitted after 8 pm.
The Food Pantry at Iowa is providing food for pick-up at the Pride Alliance Center every Sunday from 2-5 PM until further notice. All pantry operations will follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the University of Iowa's health and safety guidelines.
On the date and time of pick-up, bring your University ID card to the Pride Alliance Center (125 Grand Avenue Court, Iowa City, Iowa).
Parking at the Pride Alliance Center: Clients may park temporarily in front of the Pride Alliance Center, as well as in Lot 14, which is right behind the Pride Alliance center and can be accessed from Melrose Avenue, or S Grand Avenue. The first 30 mins in Lot 14 is free.
Want to know what to expect once in the Pantry? Check out our Food Pantry at Iowa Overview & Tour video on YouTube!
Our Story The Food Pantry at Iowa started after a group of University of Iowa students saw a pressing issue: peers at the University of Iowa were going hungry, unable to pay for the necessities to survive, and attend college at the same time.Learn More
The Food Pantry is currently accepting food donations after a close review of COVID-19 protocols.Learn More
Volunteer with us!Volunteering at the food pantry is a semester commitment, but is flexible for any student's schedule.Learn More
Food Pantry at Iowa ReportsThe following reports were created by advisor and AmeriCorps member Sarah Henry.Learn More
Food Insecurity Services & Resources
Food Assistance (also known as SNAP): Depending on your situation, you may qualify for Food Assistance which could provide you with more long-term food support in the form of a monthly dollar amount which can be used at qualifying food locations.Learn More