Arnolds Park, IA
Food Pantries

Food pantries give free food to local residents. There are 10 food pantries in the Arnolds Park area.

Coupons.com

1 Miles Away

Arnolds Park , IA 51331

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Services:
Coupons.com is a free web service that allows users in Arnolds Park, IA to print coupons for savings on brand name food and general purpose items they use every day. Coupons can be printed on your computer and redeemed at any local grocery store. This service stretches a family's food budget with real savings; making your food dollar go farther. There is no fee for this service and no registration is necessary.

Eligibility:
Requires internet connection and printer.

Additional Services:
Reduced cost food in Arnolds Park , IA.

Area Served:
Arnolds Park , IA



The depth of darkness to which you can descend and still live is an exact measure of the height to which you can aspire to reach.
-- Laurens




Dickinson County Food Pantry

5 Miles Away

1575 18th Street
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
(712) 336-1112

Services:
Contact Person: Laurie Ruff Hours: M-F 9-11



I've got to keep breathing. It'll be my worst business mistake if I don't.
-- Sir Nathan Rothschild




Emmet County Food Pantry

16 Miles Away

508 South First Street
Estherville, IA 51334
(712) 362-3049

Services:
Contact Person: Kathy Thompson Hours: M-F 1-4

Hours:
Mon-Fri 1 pm-4 pm



A pile of rocks ceases to be a rock when somebody contemplates it with the idea of a cathedral in mind.
-- Saint Exupery




Clay County Outreach Center

16 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



A thought which does not result in an action is nothing much, and an action which does not proceed from a thought is nothing at all.
-- Georges Bernanos




Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc.

22 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



Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.
-- Albert Schweitzer




Palo Alto County Outreach Center

29 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



In terms of the game theory, we might say the universe is so constituted as to maximize play. The best games are not those in which all goes smoothly and steadily toward a certain conclusion, but those in which the outcome is always in doubt. Similarly, the geometry of life is designed to keep us at the point of maximum tension between certainty and uncertainty, order and chaos. Every important call is a close one. We survive and evolve by the skin of our teeth. We really wouldn't want it any other way.
-- George Leonard




Mid-Sioux Opportunity Outreach Office - Cherokee County

48 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



The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.
-- Sven Goran Eriksson




Kossuth County Outreach, Algona

50 Miles Away

117 East Call Street
Algona, IA 50511
(800) 873-1899

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Services:
*Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program: provides financial assistance for a portion of home heating bills for the winter months, emergency fuel deliveries, and assistance with furnace repairs or replacement. Qualified applicants may be eligible for Weatherization services in order to reduce the cost of energy consumption in their homes.

*Self-Sufficiency Development: FaDSS and Community Partners provide support through a home visiting process to assist families moving from welfare to work as well as to work with families coping with multiple challenges to self-sufficiency including financial crises or financial management.

Hours:
Mon Tue Wed 8 am - 4 pm Thu Fri Closed



Laziness may appear attractive but work gives satisfaction.
-- Anne Frank




C.A.R.E Team of Kossuth County

50 Miles Away

109 Lantry
Algona, IA 50511
(515) 395-2273

Services:
Reduce family stress via providing at no charge: baby supplies, clothing, furniture, miscellaneous

Hours:
Mon and Wed 1 pm-4 pm; Tue 10 am-2 pm, Thu 1 pm-5 pm
Fri 9 am-12 noon; 1 pm-4 pm



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-- Sai Baba




Pocahontas County Outreach Center

50 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



Cessation of work is not accompanied by cessation of expenses.
-- Cato The Elder