Clients must bring their own bags!

The Food Pantry is a free service open to anyone with a university ID card. 

The Food Pantry at Iowa provides free nutritious food and basic necessities for University of Iowa students, graduate and professional students, postdocs, staff, and faculty. Food accessibility and affordability is important for college students to survive, maintain a healthy lifestyle, and to concentrate in classes. See our FAQs.

Items available at the pantry

Items available at the pantry may include: fresh produce, protein, beans, pasta, canned fruits/vegetables, soup, breakfast items, snacks, and toiletries.


Food Pantry at Iowa is located in room G200 of the Iowa Memorial Union. This space is on the Ground Floor of the IMU and is shared with Clothing Closet.

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Spring 2024 Hours:

The Food Pantry will be closed for Spring Break.

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 2:00 - 7:00pm
Wednesday: 11:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday: 12:00 - 7:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. The IMU Pantry is located on the ground floor of the Iowa Memorial Union in room G200. To shop at the pantry, bring your University ID and your reusable bags to room G200 of the IMU during open hours.

Contact Us

Phone: 319-335-1162
Meet our team


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