Food Pantry at Iowa

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.

Fall 2019 hours for the Food Pantry East (starting Monday, August 26):

The Food Pantry East is located in 212 Iowa Memorial Union, at 125 North Madison Street in Iowa City. Clients should enter through the Iowa House Hotel Lobby entrance and take the elevator to the 2nd floor. Turn left after exiting the elevator, and you will see Room 212 around the corner.

Food Pantry East (212 Iowa Memorial Union)
Sunday 3:30 - 6:00 pm
Monday 2:00 - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 - 7:30 pm
Wednesday noon - 2:30 pm
Thursday 2:30 - 5:00 pm
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed


Fall 2019 hours for the Food Pantry West (starting Tuesday, September 3rd):

The Food Pantry West is located on the second floor of the Pride House at 125 Grand Avenue Court in Iowa City. Clients should enter through the Pride House front door entrance and take the stairs to the 2nd floor. Turn right at the top of the stairs, and you will see Food Pantry West.

Food Pantry West (2nd floor of Pride House)
Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 7:00 - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Saturday Closed


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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Did you know college students can be eligible to receive SNAP benefits?  Apply online at  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  Learn about the Iowa Food Bank Association at


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