This Google Map provides key locations of food, health, housing and general care resources for the University of Iowa community.
Map of Resources in Iowa City and Surrounding Areas
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.
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
Governor Reynolds has allocated federal CARES Act funds to assist Iowans who have been economically impacted by COVID-19 and may be facing housing hardships. This program will provide short-term relief to income-eligible renters and homeowners who are at risk of eviction or foreclosure. Click here for more information.
Housing Recovery Hotline:
If you are at imminent risk of eviction or foreclosure and need legal assistance, Iowa Legal Aid may be able to assist you at no cost.
Student Legal Services (SLS) provides free legal advice and low-cost representation to University of Iowa students on a variety of matters including but not limited to: criminal law, landlord/tenant law, small claims, consumer, divorce, and employment. Students can request appointments via the SLS website https://legal.studentlife.uiowa.edu, or by e-mailing email@example.com.
Staff is currently seeing students via Zoom and regularly posts relevant COVID-19 updates on its website and on social media (@UIStudentLegal).
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/).
Disaster Assistance funds are available for individuals with COVID-19-related needs from March 16, 2020 and forward. Call 319-259-9218 - all intakes will be completed over the phone. More information on the website link below.
The University of Iowa Mobile Clinic is a student run organization that provides free point of care lab testing, education, flu vaccines, and basic healthcare to underserved populations in the Iowa City and surrounding areas. As of now, due to coronavirus, we have cancelled all in person clinics but are offering free online and over the phone appointments for those in need.
Phone: (319) 535-2684
Or visit our website below
Student Health is open at the Westlawn location for normal hours of 8 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday. Students can be seen for in-person visits during limited hours, and we've greatly expanded the resources for students to have a video or phone visit with our providers.
Just give our schedulers a call at 319-335-8394.
Nurseline RNs are standing by to help you, to answer questions and address concerns- call 319-335-9704 to reach us. Prescription refills may be extended as needed by calling the Nurseline or sending a MyChart request.
Financial Literacy Services empower students to make informed decisions to promote lifelong financial success. Financial aid advisors are available to meet with students to assist with applying for financial aid, budgeting, understanding credit, borrowing wisely, and loan repayments. You can learn more about their services, as well as how to schedule an appointment, at: https://financialaid.uiowa.edu/resources/financialliteracy.
The application for CARES Act Emergency Grant funding which opened on May 4, 2020 is now closed due to the high volume of applications. If you are still in need of financial assistance, you may be able to apply for support through the Dean of Students Emergency Grant. To learn more about this grant option, visit the Dean of Students Student Support Initiatives website.
If you filed a 2019-2020 FAFSA and were awarded federal loans but have not yet accepted the loans, you may still be able to do so. Go to your MyUI Financial Aid To Do List to determine if any documents are still missing for loan consideration.
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- Agape Café
- Clear Creek-Amana School District - Free Meals
- CommUnity Foodbank and Delivery
- Coralville Community Pantry
- Free Lunch Program of Iowa City
- Free Meal Map - Johnson County Area
- HACAP Mobile Food Pantry
- Hawkeye Meal Share
- IC Compassion - Food Pantry
- Iowa City School District
- Iowa Food Bank Association/Feeding America
- Johnson County Food Delivery Line
- Map of Resources in Iowa City and Surrounding Areas
- North Liberty Community Pantry
- Salvation Army - Food Services
- State & Federal Food Programs
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- UI Food Pantry