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A Note Regarding COVID-19

Our top priority is to ensure the safety of our supporters and community members. We ask that individuals who may have been exposed or have chronic medical conditions to take precautions recommended by the CDC.


Donations of food and household items will be received at our Pepperwood Plaza food pantry at 1045 HWY 6 East in Iowa City.

Appointments are no longer necessary to make a donation of food and household items.

All donations must be given in packaging that can be left with the donation. 

The most impactful way you can show your support at this time is through a financial donation. Every dollar donated can be used to purchase 5 pounds of food through bulk suppliers.

Food Bank

The Food Bank’s new location at 1045 Highway 6 East in Iowa City allows clients to return to selecting all of their own items from the shelves. Click here to find out more information about CommUnity Food Pantry at Pepperwood Plaza.

Food Bank Hours

Monday – 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Tuesday – 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wednesday – 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Thursday – 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Friday – 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Saturday – 9:30 am – 2:00 pm


Food delivery is available to Johnson County residents. Please fill out the form on this page or call (319) 519-6165 between 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday through Friday to request food delivery. 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. 

This service is a partnership between CommUnity Food Bank, Coralville Community Food Pantry and North Liberty Community Pantry. 

Mobile Pantry

The seasonal Mobile Food Pantry provides monthly grocery assistance to residents of underserved and/or rural residential areas in Johnson County. The Mobile Pantry offers a variety of perishable and non-perishable food items, as well as baby and household items. Clients may choose the items that work best for their family, with some limits based on household size. Click here for more information and locations.

Volunteering in the Food Bank

If you are in good health, have the time, and would like to help out your community, we’d love to have you volunteer with us!

No previous experience necessary. We are practicing social distancing. Hand washing stations, gloves, and masks are available for volunteers.

Staff will check the temperatures of each volunteer and ask some screening questions related to COVID upon arrival. 

Click here to sign up at for a shift. If you have any questions, you can contact the Food Bank at 319-351-0128.

Financial Support

Call 319-569-6393 if you need financial assistance and to see what options are available. Clients who receive mail at CommUnity can pick up mail at 1121 South Gilbert Court. Assistance with obtaining a birth certificate, ID, or work enabling items is available by appointment only. Birthday bags and Crowded Closet clothing vouchers are available by request.

Looking for information about the City of Iowa City CDBG Emergency Housing Assistance program? Click here to view the flyer.

Crisis Services

If you’re experiencing an emotional crisis please reach out. We’re here to help, 24/7. Call or text 1-855-325-4296 or chat at

Mobile Crisis Outreach

For clients in need of immediate support in Iowa and Johnson counties, please call 1-855-581-8111 and ask for Mobile Crisis Outreach.

Looking for ways to support your mental health? Check out our blog posts with tips and resources.