Last updated May 17, 2021
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 by appointment only on Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8am-4pm.
There are 3 ways to request an appointment to drop off donations of food and household items. You can:
- Call the Food Bank at 319-351-0128
- E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or
- Set up an appointment at this link
All donations must be given in packaging that can be left with the donation at CommUnity.
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.
The Food Bank has opened a new location at 1045 Highway 6 East in Iowa City to allow clients to return to selecting all of their own items from the shelves. Masks are required to receive service and are available upon request. Click here to find out more information about CommUnity Food Pantry at Pepperwood Plaza.
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.
Food Bank Hours
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. Masks are required and 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. We have positions available with direct client contact or no client contact.
Click here to sign up at for a shift. If you have any questions, you can contact the Food Bank at 319-351-0128.
Mobile Pantry will resume June 4th!
The 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.
Financial assistance will be provided over the phone, if possible, and in person only in emergencies. Call the Food Bank at (319) 351-0128 if you need financial assistance to see what options are available. To enter our sign up, call 319-351-0128 on Monday morning between 9 and 11 am. Clients who receive mail at CommUnity can pick up mail at the Food Bank exit doors. 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.
The following Basic Needs services are NOT currently available:
- Eye Exam + Glasses Vouchers
- Iowa City Bus Tickets
- Goodwill Clothing Vouchers
Looking for information about the City of Iowa City CDBG Emergency Housing Assistance program? Click here to view the flyer.
CommUnity’s 24/7 call, chat, and text Crisis Services will also continue to operate. If you’re experiencing an emotional crisis please reach out. We’re here to help. Call or text 1-855-325-4296 or chat at IowaCrisisChat.org.
Remote Volunteering in Crisis Intervention
Interested in volunteering? CommUnity offers opportunities to answer crisis chats and texts remotely. The training can also be completed remotely. To apply to volunteer, visit builtbycommunity.org/volunteer.
Mobile Crisis Outreach
For clients in need of immediate support, please call MCO at 1-855-800-1239 in Iowa and Johnson counties.
Call 1-833-854-7613 to have Mobile Crisis Outreach dispatched in Louisa, Washington, Keokuk, and Jefferson Counties. More information about our Mobile Crisis Response services in Southeast Iowa is available at communitymobilecrisis.org.
Looking for ways to support your mental health? Check out our blog post with tips and resources.