Find Food in Polk County


Get Food Assistance in the Des Moines Metro

We offer food to anyone who needs it in Polk County – no questions asked. Find customized meals to fit the size of your family and their specific dietary needs, fresh bread and produce when available, and a wide selection of refrigerated and frozen foods to keep your family full.
Available food is dependent on the influx of donations but most days clients can expect to find the following food items:
  • Canned goods
  • Fresh produce (Apples, bananas, potatoes, carrots, etc.)
  • Non-perishable snacks (Peanut butter, chips, granola bars, etc.)
  • Refrigerated food and frozen meals
  • Gallons of milk
  • Grains (Pasta, bread, rice, oatmeal)

What to Bring to Receive Food Assistance:

In order to receive assistance from the Urbandale Food Pantry we ask you provide a form of identification for everyone in the family seeking assistance. For food that doesn’t require an ID, we partner with local grocers like Whole Foods, Natural Grocers, Fresh Thyme, Target, Hy-Vee and Panera to rescue fresh food that would be wasted otherwise. Bakery items, fruit and vegetables and fresh bread are available daily for anyone who needs it. No ID required.

Don’t Go Without: Find Personal Care Items at the Pantry

At the Urbandale Food Pantry, we go beyond providing food to families in need. We offer basic hygiene products to empower our clients to live a life with dignity and confidence. Everyone deserves to wake up ready to tackle the day feeling clean and energized. Personal care items are highly sought after at the Pantry.
You can expect to find the following personal care items:
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Tampons
  • Cleaning products
  • Diapers

The Urbandale Food Pantry Hours

The Pantry will be open during the following hours and closed on specific holidays throughout the year. Stay up to date on Pantry hours and closings through our Facebook page.
Urbandale Food Pantry Hours
7611 Douglas Ave, Suite 34/35
Urbandale, IA 50322


Monday - Thursday: 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Friday & Sunday: Closed
In 2020, the Pantry will be closed on these dates:
• January 1
• April 11
• May 23 & 25
• July 4
• September 5 & 7th
• November 26th & 28th
• December 24-26
• December 31 (at 12:30)
Note: When Urbandale Schools are closed due to inclement weather, the Pantry will also be closed.

Learn More About Food Assistance at the Urbandale Food Pantry

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