If you are interested in donating non-perishable food and/or hygiene items, donations can be dropped off at the Iowa Memorial Union Welcome Center. If you are interested in donating perishable food, please contact us at studorg-foodpantry@uiowa to arrange a time to drop off your donation(s). 

Food items that the Food Pantry at Iowa is consistently in need of are listed below. We greatly appreciate any and all donations, but are particularly interested in these items at this time!

Food Item Donations Requested

  • Pasta
  • Spaghetti
  • Black Beans (Bags)
  • Long Rice
  • Quinoa (Bags)
  • Fruit Rolls
  • Potatoes
  • Ramen
  • Raisins
  • Saltine Crackers
  • Tortillas
  • Bread
  • Nuts (Almonds/Pistachios)
  • Eggs
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Apples
  • Oranges
  • Platains
  • Bananas
  • Milk
  • Yogurt
  • Ready-Made Salads
  • Pancake Syrup
  • Pancake Mix
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Canola Oil
  • Pepper
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Basmati Rice
  • Jasmine Rice
  • Salt
  • Fresh Produce
    • Bok Choy
    • Broccoli
    • Zucchini
    • Cucumbers
    • Cauliflower
    • Lettuce Heads
    • Onions
    • Carrots
    • Watermelon
    • Grapes
    • Pineapple
    • Blueberries
    • Bell Peppers
    • Jalapeno Peppers
    • Tomatoes
  • Cheese
  • Juice
  • Cereals/Oatmeals
  • Glass Noodles
  • Plant-Based Milk (Shelf Stable)
  • Gluten-Free Items
  • Any Sealed Shelf-Stable Food Items
  • Cheese Sticks
  • Honey
  • Kombucha
  • Hummus
  • Salsa
  • Refried Beans
  • Cassava Flour