Albert City, IA
Food Pantries

Food pantries give free food to local residents. There are 19 food pantries in the Albert City area.


Buena Vista County Outreach Center

15 Miles Away

620 michigan st
Storm Lake, IA 50588

(712) 732-1757

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Services:
*Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program ( LIHEAP): Supplemental help for winter heating bills.
*LIHEAP Crisis Assistance: Help in a life threatening situation for temporary shelter, fuel, blankets, heaters and furnace repair Furnace replacement may be available for homeowners.
*Weatherization Program: Provides assistance to make a home more energy efficeient - may include caulking, insulation, weather stripping and other services.
*Chore Service and Home Repair: Program serves eligible applicants age 60 and over with home chores and repairs Program is a partnership with Northwest Aging Association.
*Emergency Food Pantry: Service available to eligible families with little or no food 10-14 day supply of food and non-food items as available.
*Food Bank/Food Shelf: Variety of food and non-food items available to clients who are income eligible May be accessed once a week and items available depends on supply.
*Bread/Garden Surplus/Eggs: Items donated by businesses and people in the community - availability depends on supply.
*Emergency Vouchers: Provides eligible applicants with limited financial help for basic needs.
*Clothing/Furniture Shop: Clothing, household goods and furniture items Anyone is welcome to come in and shop.
*Referral Services: Knowledge of services and contacts in our area may benefit clients in difficult or emergency situations.
*Client Advocacy: Assisting clients with providers and organizations to receive assistance resolving difficult situations.
*Adopt-A-Family Christmas Program: Families are adopted in the surrounding communities at Christmas time and are provided with gifts and food for the holiday.
*Special Projects: School supplies, holiday food baskets, new shoes and clothing for school age kids Projects are based on available funds and need.


Hours:
Mon - Thu 7:30 am-4:30 pm Fri 8 am - 12 pm


There are many who are living far below their possibilities because they are continually handing over their individualities to others. Do you want to be a power in the world? Then be yourself. Be true to the highest within your soul and then allow yourself to be governed by no customs or conventionalities or arbitrary man-made rules that are not founded on principle.
-- Ralph Waldo Trine

Pocahontas County Outreach Center

17 Miles Away

406 nw 7th Street
Pocahontas, IA 50574

(712) 335-3335

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Services:
*Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) - supplemental help for winter heating bills
*LIHEAP Crisis Assistance - Assistance available in a life threatening situation for temporary shelter, fuel, blankets, heaters and furnace repair. Furnace replacement assistance for homeowners.
*Weatherization - Assistance with stopping infiltration of cold air into a home. Can include caulking, weather stripping and attic insulation.
*Adopt a Family - Christmas program in Palo Alto and Pocahontas Counties, which allows our needy families to be adopted out for Christmas. The lowest poverty levels are served first. Forms are available to enroll families October 1.
*Holiday Projects - Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets are given to the elderly or families based upon availability.
*Food Pantry


Hours:
Mon-Fri 8am-4:30 pm


If it's worth doing, it's worth doing badly. (on not perfectionism to put things off) .
-- G.k Chesterton

Clay County Outreach Center

27 Miles Away

407 East Third Street
Spencer, IA 51301

(712) 262-7409

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Services:
*Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) - supplemental help for winter heating bills - November 1st through April 15th
*LIHEAP Crisis Assistance - Assistance available in a life threatening situation for temporary shelter, fuel, blankets, heaters and furnace repair. Upon availability of funding, furnace repair or replacement is available to homeowners.
*Weatherization - Assistance with stopping infiltration of cold air into a home. Can include caulking, weather stripping and attic insulation.
*Chore Service and Home Repair- Funds household repairs and chores for income eligible applicants age 60 and older. Sponsored by Northwest Aging Association.
*Emergency Vouchers - Provides eligible applicants with limited financial help for basic emergency needs.
*Emergency Food Pantries - 7 day supply of food for those who are out of food or have limited resources to purchase or obtain food.
*Food Bank - Variety of food and sundry items. Donations accepted.
*Food for Life - Meat which has been inspected and donated by area farmers. Available on an every other month basis; based on income and family size.
*Clothing Shop - Provides clothing and miscellaneous household items. Donations accepted.
*Referral Services- Information on a wide variety of services available in Northwest Iowa for those faced with situations they find difficult to solve.
*Client Advocacy - Assistance when help is needed with providers, organizations or difficult situations.
*Budget Counseling - Help for those experiencing difficulty managing their financial obligations.
*Special Projects - Clay County Community Christmas program, new hats and gloves, school supplies and more based on need and availability.
*Youth Enrichment


Hours:
Mon-Thu 7:30 am-4:30pm Fri 7:30 am - 11:00 am


Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.
-- Jules Renard

Palo Alto County Outreach Center

28 Miles Away

2905 25th Street
Emmetsburg, IA 50536

(712) 852-3482

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Services:
*Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) - supplemental help for winter heating bills
*LIHEAP Crisis Assistance - Assistance available in a life threatening situation for temporary shelter, fuel, blankets, heaters and furnace repair. Furnace replacement assistance for homeowners.
*Weatherization - Assistance with stopping infiltration of cold air into a home. Can include caulking, weather stripping and attic insulation.
*Adopt a Family - Christmas program in Palo Alto and Pocahontas Counties, which allows our needy families to be adopted out for Christmas. The lowest poverty levels are served first. Forms are available to enroll families October 1.
*Holiday Projects - Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets are given to the elderly or families based upon availability.
*Food Pantry


Hours:
Mon-Fri 8 am-4:30 pm


The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success: Concentration, Discrimination, Organization, Innovation and Communication.
-- Michael Gerber

Mid-Sioux Opportunity Outreach Office - Cherokee County

29 Miles Away

921 South 2nd Street
Cherokee, IA 51012

(712) 225-3322

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Services:
APPLICATION CENTER for Mid-Sioux programs

INFORMATION and referrals to other community services

CRISIS FUNDS pay a portion of rent, utilities, food, gas, medicine, and other bills to help families out in a crisis situation

HOLIDAY FOOD provides special meals during the holiday season

HOLIDAY FAMILIES helps families in need have a brighter holiday season

BACK-TO-SCHOOL program provides donated school supplies for area children

CHILD AND ADULT CARE FOOD PROGRAM (CACFP) is an extension of the national school lunch program which reimburses child care providers a set reimbursement rate for serving nutritious meals and snacks to children in their care

FOOD PANTRY provides a three-day supply of food to families who are out of food and money; pantries located in each outreach office

FOOD FOR LIFE provides families in need with packages of frozen meat donated by local livestock producers; guidelines and availability of meat may vary between counties

FAMILY DEVELOPMENT AND SELF SUFFICIENCY(FaDSS) program is available to anyone receiving FIP benefits thru the state of Iowa; clients meet with staff twice per month with the goal of self-sufficiency

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION programs including Head Start, Early Head Start, and a Child Development Center; locations in Akron, Cherokee, Ida Grove, Le Mars, Orange City, Rock Rapids, Rock Valley, Sioux Center, and Hawarden

WEATHERIZATION program offers energy efficient repairs to homes

LOW INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (LiHEAP) assists families with heating costs by paying a portion of their utility bill; it is not intended to pay a household's total energy costs; program available November 1st-April 30th

WIC (Women, Infants, & Children) is a supplemental nutrition program for babies, children under the age of 5, pregnant women, breastfeeding women, and women who have had a baby in the last 6 months; provides healthy foods, nutrition education, and referrals to other health care agencies

MATERNAL HEALTH program offers payment for child birth and/or parenting classes; education about labor, delivery, infant, and self care; referrals to other health care or local community services, including help finding a dentist; presumptive eligibility for Medicaid; help arranging delivery; social assessments and referrals; referrals for family planning and child health care; and Care Coordination services, including transportation and translation assistance

CHILD HEALTH program provides financial assistance for un-insured or under-insured children needing medical and dental care; children from birth to age 21 receive:
-Well-child examinations by family physicians
-Immunizations and lead screenings
-Nutrition assessments and counseling
-Oral health screenings, fluoride varnishes and sealant applications by a registered dental hygienist and payment for dental examinations
-Care coordination services, including transportation and translation assistance

CARE FOR KIDS coordinator provides information for children on Medicaid, well baby and well child screenings


Hours:
Mon-Fri 8 am-4:30 pm


People who want to appear clever rely on memory. People who want to get things done make lists.
-- Peter McWilliams

Manson Mennonite Church

30 Miles Away

1310 Eighth Street
Manson, IA 50563

(712) 469-3387

Services:
Food pantry and regular church services


Hours:
Varies by program


Being a newspaper columnist is like being married to a nymphomaniac. It's great for the first two weeks.
-- Lewis Grizzard

Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc.

34 Miles Away

101 Robbins Street
Graettinger, IA 51342

(712) 859-3885

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Services:
UDMO is a community action agency administering over 20 programs to low-income people in 12 Iowa counties Each county has a local outreach office that offers help with fuel assistance, food pantries, and other emergency needs, and serves as a contact point for many programs including WIC and Head Start.

CARE FOR KIDS coordinator provides information for children on Medicaid, well baby and well child screenings in Buena Vista, Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, O'Brien, Osceola, Palo Alto, and Poccahontas


Hours:
8:30 am-4 pm Mon-Fri


I may be crazy but it keeps me from going insane.
-- Waylon Jennings

Ministerial Association Hunger Task Force

39 Miles Away

1212 Sumner Avenue SW
Humboldt, IA 50548

(515) 332-3438

Services:
Contact Person: Conie Koob Hours: M,W,F 9:30-11:30


Hours:
Mon, Wed, Fri 9:30 am - 11:30 am


It is hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head.
-- Sally Kempton

Mid-Sioux Opportunity Outreach Office - Ida County

40 Miles Away

703 West Highway 175, Suite 1
Ida Grove, IA 51445

(712) 364-2175

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Services:
APPLICATION CENTER for Mid-Sioux programs

INFORMATION and referrals to other community services

CRISIS FUNDS pay a portion of rent, utilities, food, gas, medicine, and other bills to help families out in a crisis situation

HOLIDAY FOOD provides special meals during the holiday season

HOLIDAY FAMILIES helps families in need have a brighter holiday season

BACK-TO-SCHOOL program provides donated school supplies for area children

CHILD AND ADULT CARE FOOD PROGRAM (CACFP) is an extension of the national school lunch program which reimburses child care providers a set reimbursement rate for serving nutritious meals and snacks to children in their care

FOOD PANTRY provides a three-day supply of food to families who are out of food and money; pantries located in each outreach office

FOOD FOR LIFE provides families in need with packages of frozen meat donated by local livestock producers; guidelines and availability of meat may vary between counties

FAMILY DEVELOPMENT AND SELF SUFFICIENCY(FaDSS) program is available to anyone receiving FIP benefits thru the state of Iowa; clients meet with staff twice per month with the goal of self-sufficiency

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION programs including Head Start, Early Head Start, and a Child Development Center; locations in Akron, Cherokee, Ida Grove, Le Mars, Orange City, Rock Rapids, Rock Valley, Sioux Center, and Hawarden

WEATHERIZATION program offers energy efficient repairs to homes

LOW INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (LiHEAP) assists families with heating costs by paying a portion of their utility bill; it is not intended to pay a household's total energy costs; program available November 1st-April 30th

WIC (Women, Infants, & Children) is a supplemental nutrition program for babies, children under the age of 5, pregnant women, breastfeeding women, and women who have had a baby in the last 6 months; provides healthy foods, nutrition education, and referrals to other health care agencies

MATERNAL HEALTH program offers payment for child birth and/or parenting classes; education about labor, delivery, infant, and self care; referrals to other health care or local community services, including help finding a dentist; presumptive eligibility for Medicaid; help arranging delivery; social assessments and referrals; referrals for family planning and child health care; and Care Coordination services, including transportation and translation assistance

CHILD HEALTH program provides financial assistance for un-insured or under-insured children needing medical and dental care; children from birth to age 21 receive:
-Well-child examinations by family physicians
-Immunizations and lead screenings
-Nutrition assessments and counseling
-Oral health screenings, fluoride varnishes and sealant applications by a registered dental hygienist and payment for dental examinations
-Care coordination services, including transportation and translation assistance

CARE FOR KIDS coordinator provides information for children on Medicaid, well baby and well child screenings


Hours:
Thu 9 am-4 pm


Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence is the key to unlocking our potential.
-- Liane Cardes

Humboldt County Outreach Center

41 Miles Away

Humboldt County Courthouse
Dakota City, IA 50529

(515) 332-3631

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Services:
*Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) - supplemental help for winter heating bills - November 1st through April 15th
*LIHEAP Crisis Assistance - Assistance available in a life threatening situation for temporary shelter, fuel, blankets, heaters and furnace repair. Upon availability of funding, furnace repair or replacement is available to homeowners.
*Weatherization - Assistance with stopping infiltration of cold air into a home. Can include caulking, weather stripping and attic insulation.
*Chore Service and Home Repair- Funds household repairs and chores for income eligible applicants age 60 and older. Sponsored by Elderbridge Agency on Aging.
*Emergency Vouchers - Provides eligible applicants with limited financial help for basic emergency needs.
*Emergency Transportation Assistance - Assist individuals with transportation costs for medical issues and employment opportunities.
*Food Assistance - A variety of programs to meet family's emergency food needs. A minimum of a 7-day food supply is available to eligible families
*Clothing Shop - Clothing vouchers to assist famillies with needed clothing.
*Referral Services- Information on a wide variety of services available for those faced with situations they find difficult to solve.
*Client Advocacy - Assistance when help is needed with providers, organizations or difficult situations.
*Budget Counseling - Help for those experiencing difficulty managing their financial obligations.
*Baby's Room - Provides clothing and supplies for infants ages birth to two.
*Birthday Box - Provides a gift, cake and all items needed for a small birthday party for children 10 and under.
*Special Projects - Christmas distribution program, Shop with a Cop program, Back to School Bash, Coats for Kids, new hats and gloves, Booster Seat program, and more based on need and availability.


Hours:
Mon-Fri 8 am-4:30 pm


Life is like a dogsled team. If you ain't the lead dog, the scenery never changes. (Perhaps Cy Burnett) .
-- Lewis Grizzard



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