The Urbandale Food Pantry is a collaborative community effort to reach out to our neighbors to provide food assistance with dignity and compassion.
Since the Pantry opened in 2008, the average number of individuals served per month has steadily grown. Beginning in 2016, we began serving residents throughout Polk County.
Who We Are
The Urbandale Food Pantry is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit organization. UFP partners with the Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC), Hunger Free Polk County, the Urbandale Ministerial Alliance, local churches, civic organizations, city and county officials, and area residents to provide supplemental food for those with need in Polk County.
We employ a full-time Executive Director and part-time Assistants. We are staffed by volunteers who share the desire to fulfill the food pantry's mission of helping our neighbors in need.
Urbandale Food Pantry Volunteers
Board of Directors
The Urbandale Food Pantry Board of Directors provides strategic vision and monitors UFP's fiscal and operational integrity. The current members of the board are: Julie Haggerty, president; Bill Raisch, vice-president; Jolynn Corkrean, treasurer; Andrea Heerdt, secretary; and directors Nathan Gast, Katie Gieszler, Megan Kruse, Rob Olney, Jane Robinette, and Kay Schoon.
Becoming a Board Member for UFP
Becoming a Board Member (PDF): Information on the responsibilities of UFP Board Members and how to apply.
Board Member Application (PDF): Print, complete, and send an application to the Pantry, "Attention: Board President."
For more information about Urbandale Food Pantry operations, please review our Annual Report for 2017.