The Food Pantry is a free service available for any student, staff, or faculty member at the University of Iowa.

The Food Pantry at Iowa provides free nutritious food and basic necessities for University of Iowa students, faculty, and staff in need. Food accessibility and affordability is very important for college students to survive, maintain a healthy lifestyle, and to concentrate in classes.

Items available at the pantry may include: fresh produce, protein, beans, pasta, canned fruits/vegetables, soup, breakfast items, snacks, and toiletries.


Phone: 319-335-1162 between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm.
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This institution is an equal opportunity provider. Non-Discrimination Statement.


handing food to customer

East Pantry location (278 IMU)

Summer 2022 Hours: Wednesdays 11am-6pm, and Thursdays 1-4pm

The East Pantry is located on the second floor of the Iowa Memorial Union in room 278. 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.

West Pantry location (Pride Alliance Center)

Summer 2022 Hours: Closed

The West Pantry is located on the second floor of the Pride Alliance Center.

125 Grand Avenue Court, Iowa City, Iowa