The Urbandale Food Pantry is open and will continue to provide food distribution, however, with growing concern in the community we have made some changes to our hours and operations.
We are open Mondays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
Saturdays 9:00 am - 12:00pm
Please check our Facebook page for additional updates. We understand this may cause some inconvenience and are doing what we can to meet the needs of the families we serve.
Serving Our Neighbors in Need: Urbandale Food Pantry
The Urbandale Food Pantry is a collaborative, community effort to reach out to our neighbors and provide food assistance with dignity and compassion. For over a decade we’ve been serving our neighbors in need in Polk County. Get involved at the Pantry and give back to your community.
Support Those in Need of Food in the Des Moines Metro
Even as the second largest agricultural state in the country, 1 in 9 Iowans are faced with food insecurity. That translates to about a half-million people who don’t know where they will find their next meal. Fundamental human needs shouldn’t come at the cost of deciding whether to pay the bills or go without dinner. Through our dedicated volunteers and gracious donors, the Urbandale Food Pantry is able to serve as a reliable source for healthy, nutritious food and personal care items for families and individuals in Polk County.
Hunger By The Numbers
Pounds of fresh produce donated from individuals, grocery stores and restaurants.
Average number of individuals who received food from the Urbandale Food Pantry each month.
Total number of pantry visits in 2019.
Food items donated from individuals, grocery stores and restaurants.
Average number of accumulative volunteer hours at the Pantry.
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People who seek assistance from the Urbandale Food Pantry come from all walks of life. Chances are you know someone dealing with an unexpected illness, recently lost their job, or are struggling to make ends meet. People going through major life hardships or transitions often rely on food pantries as a stable source of food. The Urbandale Food Pantry exists to fight against hunger so families and individuals never have to worry about where they will find their next meal. Read our clients' stories and hear from people who rely on the pantry for food.
The Food Pantry makes a difference. I can say I've been pretty lucky so far. I haven't had a time in the last few months without food.
The Urbandale Food Pantry is a resource I utilize to get extra food. I come here probably ten times a year.
There have been times I didn't have enough food. The Food Pantry has added just that extra amount, it's helped.