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.

How We Help Fight Hunger in Polk County

Get Food
If you need food assistance, access to personal care items or a place to share a holiday meal — we are here to help.
Give the Gift
of Food Security
When you give to the Urbandale Food Pantry, you are helping feed hungry families in our community.
Get Involved
at the Pantry
Join our coalition of 100+ volunteers to help in serving our communities

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 2021.
Food items donated from individuals, grocery stores and restaurants.
Average number of accumulative volunteer hours at the Pantry.

Urbandale Food Pantry News & Events

Thank you!
As for many, 2020 brought a very unique set of challenges from a global pandemic ...
Click here to view a news article featuring the Urbandale Food Pantry from the Des Moines Register ...

Client Testimonials

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.

Help Feed the Hungry in Polk County

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