SIOUX CITY & RURAL SIOUXLAND PANTRIES.
View the list of Sioux City Metro Area Pantries and those in the rural Siouxland area by selecting a link below.
As the only food bank in the Siouxland area, we provide food by the case to over 100 member agencies with food pantries and feeding programs for those in need. These pantries and programs are nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations that distribute directly to the families and individuals in need either on-site as a prepared meal or unprepared to send home with the client.
Please use the calendar in the section below to find Mobile Pantry: Food to You delivery dates in your area. If you need help finding a food pantry closer to you, please do not hesitate to call our office at 712-255-9741.
The “Mobile Pantry Program” is a food pantry on wheels! The Food Bank of Siouxland brings thousands of pounds of food to a host location for families and individuals in need of food to take home. Our focus is in counties in our service area that are undeserved – meaning that through the Mobile Pantry Program: Food to You, all of our counties will receive the pounds of food needed to provide adequate nutrition to families in our Siouxland community.
Need to find a Mobile Pantry near you? Please see our Mobile Food Pantry Calendar for more information!
For additional news about the mobile pantries, contact the Food Bank office at 712-255-9741.
SNAP FOOD STAMPS.
12.6% of Iowans are food insecure, meaning they do not have the ability to acquire nutritionally adequate and safe foods in socially acceptable ways. This translates to 389,250 Iowans being forced to make tough decisions about providing food for their families or paying their rent or mortgage, transportation, or medical bills.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) is available to assist these individuals, but due to lack of access and knowledge of the program, many individuals do not apply to receive benefits. 75% of the individuals accessing emergency food through food pantries, community kitchens, and shelters are eligible for SNAP, but 25% of them have never applied (Hunger in America 2010, Feeding America).
For assistance with an application or questions about the IFBA Food Assistance Program, call the hotline at 1-855-944-FOOD (3663) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MISSION & HISTORY.
The Food Bank of Siouxland is the main food supplier for nonprofit agencies in Siouxland, including food pantries, homeless shelters, soup kitchens, residential facilities, daycare, and senior centers. We were established to provide a year-round source of food to these organizations. Currently, the Food Bank of Siouxland provides food to approximately 100 member agencies in eleven counties in the Siouxland area. These agencies are spread across our region — in Iowa: Woodbury, Ida, Monona, Crawford, Plymouth, Cherokee, Sioux, and Lyon counties; and in Nebraska: Dakota, Thurston, and Burt counties.
The Food Bank of Siouxland, Inc. began as an all-volunteer organization known as the Tri-State Food Bank and became incorporated in 1991. We received our 501(c)3 status in 1994. In July 2000, we changed our name to “Food Bank of Siouxland, Inc.” – putting “Food” first!
We were founded to serve community charities in Siouxland with feeding programs to nourish the needy, the ill, and children. We continue to that cause today. As a warehouse, we are able to leverage our resources to supply food and other essentials to over 100 member agencies that directly serve the needy in our communities.
EMERGENCY FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is a federal program that provides food commodities to Americans in need of hunger relief through food providers like emergency food pantries, food banks, soup kitchens and shelters. If you need food assistance, you may be eligible to receive TEFAP food from food pantries, or prepared meals at meal sites. View the USDA Nondiscrimination Statement.
Who is eligible?
You are eligible if you meet certain criteria set by the State of Iowa. Please feel free to contact the Food Bank of Siouxland for more information.
What are food pantries and free meal programs?
What types of food are available?
What do I need to bring to get the food?
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1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
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