The Food Pantry is a free service available for any student, staff, or faculty member at the University of Iowa.
East Pantry location (278 IMU)
The East Pantry is located on the second floor of the Iowa Memorial Union in room 278. For the fall semester, the East Pantry is open Tuesdays 4-6 pm, Wednesdays 11 am-1 pm, and Thursdays 11 am-1 pm. To shop at the pantry, bring your University ID and your reusable bags to room 278 of the IMU during open hours. The entrance to the pantry is located in the Student Activities Center on the second floor.
Pictured: a map of the second floor of the IMU. The food pantry is marked with a star, possible routes are marked in red.
West Pantry location (Pride Alliance Center)
The West Pantry is located on the second floor of the Pride Alliance Center. For the fall semester, the West Pantry is open Sundays from 4-6 pm. To shop at the pantry, bring your University ID and your reusable bags to the Pride Alliance Center during open hours.
Want to know what to expect once in the Pantry? Check out our Food Pantry at Iowa Overview & Tour video on YouTube!
If you have any questions or concerns about using the pantry or need help getting there on the day of shopping, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 319-335-1162 between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm.
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Our StoryOur mission is to provide nutritious food and necessities for University of Iowa students, faculty, and staff in need and to fight food insecurity through education and advocacy.Learn More
If you are interested in donating food to the Food Pantry at Iowa, you can drop off closed, non-perishable foods and hygiene products at the Iowa Memorial Union Welcome Center when it is open.Learn More
Volunteer with us!Volunteering at the food pantry is a semester commitment, but is flexible for any student's schedule.Learn More
Food Pantry at Iowa ReportsThe following reports were created by advisor and AmeriCorps member Sarah Henry.Learn More
Food Insecurity Services & Resources
Food Assistance (also known as SNAP): Depending on your situation, you may qualify for Food Assistance which could provide you with more long-term food support in the form of a monthly dollar amount which can be used at qualifying food locations.Learn More