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Food Assistance

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) provides food and meals at no cost through participating food pantries and meal sites. The types of foods available varies based on availability and may include:

  • Beans: canned, dried
  • Dairy: milk, cheese: fresh
  • Eggs: Fresh
  • Fruit: canned, dried, fresh, frozen
  • Lentils: dry
  • Meat/fish: canned, frozen
  • Pasta/Rice
  • Vegetables: canned

For locations and additional information, use the Find Food Feature for the food bank in your area. You may also go to your local food pantry.

Iowa Food Bank Service Area

  • Iowa Food Bank Service Area Map

    A map of Iowa's food pantry locations for Emergency Food Assistance
    Iowa offers six food banks throughout the state: Food Bank of Siouxland - Woodbury County; Food Bank of the Heartland - Omaha, NE; Northeast Iowa Food Bank - Black Hawk County; HACAP - Linn County; River Bend Food Bank - Scott County; Food Bank of Iowa - Polk County.

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