Hawkeye Meal Share is an initiative that gives students the opportunity to donate their unused guest meal swipes online to any undergraduate, graduate, or professional student in need at the University of Iowa. Students experiencing food insecurity will be able to receive meals by contacting Student Care & Assistance in the Office of the Dean of Students.
Hawkeye Meal Share program will continue to operate during the virtual time, based on marketplace availability. Students requesting meals can visit the Hawkeye Meal Share page on the Dean of Students website.
Individuals and families who need food or clothing are welcome to come to the Pantry. Anyone in North Liberty or rural areas in Johnson County can receive services. There are no income limits or other requirements. Visit the North Liberty Community Pantry website for more information.
State/Federal Programs: State and Federal programs will continue to provide resources to eligible individuals and families. Links below provide guidelines and application processes.
CCP is offering a drive-through pre-packaged food staples (such as milk, rice, beans, etc.) for individuals/families hoping to get food while also avoiding large crowds, and is available to residents of Coralville and Tiffin.
For more information, visit the Coralville Food Pantry website.
Students may qualify for Food Assistance if they are a US Citizen or Green card holder for at least five (5) years and fulfill one or more of the following:
- Have dependents
- Work at least 20 hrs a week
- Qualify for or currently working in a federal work-study position
- Are disabled or temporarily disable and are unable to work
If you feel like one or more of these may apply to you and you wish to learn more, contact Lisa Spitler (email@example.com), our local Food Assistance Outreach Specialist. Applying does not cost you anything, and it usually only takes a few minutes of your time.
211 is a free, comprehensive information and referral system linking Iowa residents to health and human service programs, community services, and more. It’s a one-stop source of information. You can explore their website for specific resources or speak/text with a staff member (https://www.211iowa.org/contact-us/).
In response to concerns surrounding coronavirus COVID-19, the Food Bank will be providing alternative service options. If you are feeling ill, we encourage you to call the Food Bank at 319-351-0128 to discuss the options that work for you.
The Food Bank is suspending shopping and providing pre-bagged food only, effective immediately. We have modified the check-in and food pick-up stations so clients do not need to enter the building.
Food delivery is now available to anyone living in Johnson County who needs food but cannot access other resources due to COVID-19. People can call (319) 519-6165 between 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday through Friday to request food delivery. They will be asked a few questions about their household, and delivery will happen within 48 hours. Agencies can also contact this line to set up a time to pick-up food for their clients. Recipients will receive pre-packed bags of food based on what is available.
Free Grab & Go meals are available at each site from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, unless otherwise noted.
Meal Pick-up Sites:
City High School
Hills Elementary School (12:10 – 1:00 pm)
Mann Elementary School
North Central Junior High
Northwest Junior High
South East Junior High
Twain Elementary School
West High School
Wood Elementary School
Breckenridge Mobile Park (12:10 – 1:00 pm)
Cole’s Communities Mobile Park (11:00 – 11:50 am)
Forest View Mobile Park (12:10 – 1:00 pm)
Hilltop Mobile Park (11:00 – 11:50 am)
Holiday Lodge Mobile Park (11:00 – 11:50 am)
Lakeridge Mobile Park (11:00 – 11:50 am)
Regency Mobile Park (12:10 – 1:00 pm)
The Clear Creek Amana School District will be offering meals for any families interested starting Monday, March 23 until further notice. The school food service staff and transportation staff will hand out sack lunches along with grab and go breakfast items from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM Monday through Friday at designated locations. This is a free program and available to ALL students. If you're interested in the meal service, please complete the form at this link:
PLEASE DO NOT FILL OUT THE FORM MORE THAN ONCE.
APPROVED DISTRIBUTION SITE LOCATIONS:
Amana Elementary parking lot
Clear Creek Elementary, Oxford
Parkview Mobile Home Court, Oxford
Sleepy Hollow, Oxford (Entrance)
Clear Creek Mobile Home Park, Tiffin (Entrance)
Casey's in Tiffin
Little Clippers Daycare, Tiffin (South side)
Western Hills Mobile Home Court, Coralville (Entrance)
Coral Court/Jones Blvd, North Liberty (Entrance)
Eight Point and North Jones Blvd Corner, North Liberty (Deerfield)
North Bend Elementary Parking Lot, North Liberty
Food pantry is open on Wednesday 9-5 pm, and Thursday 12-6:30 pm. Food distribution process has been changed temporarily. Food will be pre-boxed and then given out at the front desk.
If you are unable to come to the food pantry or are showing signs of illness call 319-519-6165 from 9 am - 5 pm, Monday - Friday for food delivery.
The food pantry is a free service available for ANY student, staff, or faculty member at the University of Iowa. There are no financial requirements. There are two food pantry locations. The east pantry is located in room 278 of the Iowa Memorial Union. The west pantry is located at the Pride Alliance Center. The food pantry is open every Wednesday at the east pantry for grocery shopping from 11-7 pm, and open every Sunday at the west pantry for food pick-up from 3-5 pm. In order to access these services, it is necessary to reserve an appointment using an online sign up located on the website linked below. Links can be found below.
Food Pantry at Iowa Website (https://leadandserve.uiowa.edu/organizations/food-pantry/)
Food Pantry at Iowa Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/foodpantryatiowa/)
If you have any questions or concerns about this process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods can help you and your family be healthy and productive. Sometimes these healthy foods are expensive, and families need extra help purchasing them. To see if you are eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), visit www.dhs.iowa.gov/how-to-apply.
If you already receive SNAP, you can now access your account information on the web
at https://www.connectebt.com/. There is no charge for using this online access. And, you can report any changes to your SNAP case at 1-877-347-5678.