We are always grateful for the donations we receive. The needs in our community remain high (see graphic showing the numbers of families served over time). Below find some of the ways you can help the Urbandale Food Pantry.

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Monetary donations help us purchase needed items (which may vary from week to week) at a discount. You can make a donation online through PayPal (including a credit card option—click the donate button on this page), or send or drop off a check made out to the Urbandale Food Pantry (7611 Douglas Ave., Suite 34/35, Urbandale 50322).

Recurring Donations are a good way to provide support to the Pantry all year long without having to remember to send a check or donate online. To set up a recurring donation from your bank account, please use this form and return it to the Pantry. (Your account will be debited on the 20th of each month.)

Individuals can become a monthly donor at the following levels (or any amount you choose):

  • Benefactor: $100/month
  • Sponsor: $50/month
  • Supporter: $25/month
  • Helper: $10/month

Businesses can become a monthly donor, too!

Note: Your privacy is extremely important to us. When you donate, we do not share, sell, lend, or lease any of your contact or payment information (such as addresses or personal details) with anyone outside of the Urbandale Food Pantry except to the extent it is necessary to process your donation.


Personal Care Item of the Month!

We are asking everyone in churches and the community to collect and donate the same item for a month. Here is the annual schedule:

  • January: Diapers (sizes 4-6 & pull-ups)
  • February: baby wipes
  • March: tooth brushes
  • April: laundry soap
  • May: toilet paper
  • June: shampoo
  • July: toilet paper
  • August: shampoo
  • September: bars of soap
  • October: facial tissue
  • November: toothpaste
  • December: deodorant

Of course, we welcome your donations of any personal care items every month!



The following items are especially needed:

  • Personal products: unused, unopened and unexpired
  • Fresh, nutritious produce
  • Healthy, non-perishable, unexpired food items


Feed-a-Family for Thanksgiving

We try to provide every family that visits the UFP in November with meat for a Thanksgiving meal. Find out more about how you can help!


Benefit Events

If you want to hold a food drive, personal item drive, or other fundraiser to benefit the Urbandale Food Pantry, contact our Executive Director for more information on coordinating with the UFP.

Church & Business Partners

In addition to city funding, financial and other support from our church and business partners are vital to our ability to serve our neighbors in need. If your church or business would like to become a partner of the UFP, please contact our Executive Director for more information.

Businesses can become a monthly donor via ACH at the following levels (or any amount you choose):

  • Business Benefactor: $1,000/month
  • Business Sponsor: $500/month
  • Business Supporter: $250/month
  • Business Helper: $100/month



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Needed Items

(healthy, unexpired)
  • fresh produce
  • cereal
  • beans
  • rice
  • pasta
  • peanut butter
  • canned fruit (in water or 100% juice)
  • canned vegetables
  • canned tomatoes
  • canned soup
  • tuna (in water)
  • canned chicken (in water)
  • spaghetti sauce
Personal Care
(unexpired, unopened, unused)
  • shampoo
  • bars of soap
  • deodorant
  • toothbrushes
  • toothpaste
  • toilet paper
  • laundry detergent
  • sanitary pads & tampons
  • large size diapers
  • baby wipes
  • gently used paper and plastic grocery bags