About Us

The Urbandale Food Pantry Mission

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. Since we began serving residents throughout Polk County in 2016, we have doubled the amount of clients we serve each month. We are proud of the work we’re able to do through the Urbandale Food Pantry.

Helping The Hungry: Discover Who We Are

The Urbandale Food Pantry is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit organization. We partner 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.

Get Involved: Pantry News & Events

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Polk County Community Resources

The effort to end hunger in Polk County requires a community effort. We are proud to support the following organizations working to bridge the divide for members in our community who are struggling with hunger and food insecurity.

Meet Our Board of Directors

The Urbandale Food Pantry Board of Directors provides strategic vision and monitors the Urbandale Food Pantry’s fiscal and operational integrity. The current members of the board are:

Urbandale Food Pantry Board Members (2020)
Katie Lord - President
Alyssa DePhillips - Vice President
Kay Schoon - Secretary
Judith Kendzora - Treasurer
Suzanne Behnke
Janet Cole
Bill Fugenschuh
Nathan Gast
Mark Hood
Minda Kuckuck
Kelly Moore
Aaron Pearce
Bill Raisch

How to Become a Board member for the Urbandale Food Pantry

Becoming a Board Member  
Information on the responsibilities of UFP Board Members and how to apply.
Board Member Application  
Print, complete, and send an application to the Pantry. Please use the following subject line. (Attention: Board President).

Annual Report

For more information about Urbandale Food Pantry operations, please review our Annual Report for 2019.

View previous annual reports:

  2018 Annual Report
  2017 Annual Report
  2016 Annual Report
  July-December 2015 Annual Report
  FY 2015 Annual Report

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