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Ways we help

Food Bank

CommUnity Food Pantry at Pepperwood Plaza

1045 Highway 6 East
Iowa City, IA 52240

The Food Bank at Pepperwood Plaza provides produce, bakery, deli, dairy, health, baby, hygiene and non-perishable items. Residents of Johnson County, IA can receive grocery assistance once per week. Clients may choose their own items with some limits based on family size. Pre-made bags are available for individuals who prefer not to shop.

Shopping at the Food Bank is completely free and confidential.

Hours of Operation

12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Holiday Closures 2024

Jan. 1: New Year’s Day
Jan. 15: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Feb. 19: Presidents’ Day
May 25-27: Memorial Day

July 4: Independence Day
Aug. 31-Sept. 2: Labor Day
Nov. 28-30: Thanksgiving
Dec. 24-26: Christmas

First-Time Visit Information

Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to closing so we can gather family information in a 15-20 minute first-time client interview.

We will ask you for your address and the names, birth dates, income, and received benefits* of everyone who lives with you. (*This information does NOT impact the amount or kind of food you will receive.)

After your first visit, you will only need to give us your name to receive assistance during future visits.

Contact Information

For inquiries about volunteering at the food bank, please email

For Food Bank General Information, please email

For General Information and Inquiries about our Mobile Pantry and Food Delivery, please email:

Food Delivery Request Form

Community Food Bank delivers groceries Tuesday through Friday for those receiving a delivery in Iowa City, Hills, or Lone Tree. Delivery requests made before noon will be delivered the next day of operation. Requests made after noon will be delivered 2 days of operation after the initial request. We require 1–2 business days to prepare your order and same day delivery is not currently available. Please call 319-519-6165 for all delivery questions.

USDA Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: 202-690-7442; or
(3) email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.