COVID19 Update

Updated 5/7/2020

How You Can Help

 Anyone who would like to support food distribution efforts, or anyone who would need support from our local food pantries can reach out by contacting https://iglcoronarelief.org/.

Community Meals

YMCA Community Table – Free Meal 

  • At both the Bedell Family YMCA and the Milford HLPC location

  • Third Thursday of the month 5:30-6:00pm

  • Process: Staff will bring a to-go meal out to you. Pick up is at the main entrance at the Bedell facility and in the front of the Milford HLPC location.

Elderly Congregate Meals

  • People 60+ can make a confidential donation for the meal but it is not required.

  • Process: Call at least 1 day ahead to order a meal.  On the day of, arrive at the congregate meal site and pick up your hot to-go meal. Meals are served between 1130-1pm.

    • Spirit Lake (M-F) - 2101 Zenith Street: 712-336-5247

    • Lake Park (T and Th) - 903 South Market Street: 712-832-3413

Free Meals and Delivery

  • Complete an application online at: Mealstoyou.org

  • This program is only for rural counties which Dickinson and the surrounding counties are.

Food Pantry Updates

Good News Community Church - 712-332-5698 - 1010 Julia St, Okoboji

  • Every Saturday through the end of May, 9 am – 11 am

  • 1st, 3rd, and 5th Saturday starting in June, 9-11am

  • Process: remain in the vehicle. A pantry member will bring pre-packed groceries to your vehicle.

  • Check-in procedures and paperwork will be completed at your vehicle.

 

Spirit Life Pantry - 712-336-0114 - 2504 Enterprise Ave, Spirit Lake

  • 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month,  8-10am

  • Process: remain in the vehicle. A pantry member will bring pre-packed groceries to your vehicle.

  • Check-in procedures and paperwork will be completed at your vehicle.

 

Lake Park Mobile Pantry - 712-832-3401 - 1220 South Market Street, Lake Park

  • 1st Thursday of every month,  4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

  • Process: remain in the vehicle. A pantry member will bring pre-packed groceries to your vehicle.

  • Check-in procedures and paperwork will be completed at your vehicle.

Crossroads Food Pantry – 712-362-4390 - 2014 Central Ave, Estherville

  • 2nd Tuesday of every month, 4 pm – 6 pm

  • Do not arrive before 3 pm

  • Process: Remain in the vehicle. A pantry member will bring pre-packed groceries to your vehicle.

  • Check-in procedures and paperwork will be completed at your vehicle.

Upper Des Moines - 712-336-1112 - 1575 18th St. Spirit Lake

  • Wednesdays, 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

  • Process: remain in the vehicle. A pantry member will bring pre-packed groceries to the curbside.

  • Check-in procedures and paperwork will be completed at your vehicle.

Delivery Programs

Grocery and Pantry Delivery

  • Request online at iglcoronarelief.org or call 712-318-1026

  • You will be connected to a local volunteer to assist you with your assistance request.

 

Senior Grocery Delivery (60+) through Elderbridge - 712-240-0990

  • Available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8-12pm.

  • Call and/or order the day before to get your delivery in time. 

  • Process: Call or enter the grocery order at your local HyVee and pay.  Then call and set up delivery with RIDES at 712-240-0990 and ask for grocery delivery. Then confirm the order pick-up with HyVee and list RIDES can as the pick-up of your order.

School Programs

OCS Meals Signup--April 21 & 24

  • Update: This form is to sign up for meals for Tuesday, April 21 and/or Friday, April 24.

  • Weekly Signup: Please make sure you sign up for the appropriate days for next week by 6:00 PM on Sunday, April 19, 2020.

  • Pick-up Days:

    • If you sign up for Tuesdays you will receive meals for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of that week when you pick up your meals on Tuesday.

    • If you sign up for Fridays you will pickup meals for Friday and the following Monday.

  • Pick-up Times: 

    • 8:00 - 9:00 AM at OHS

    • 9:00-9:30 AM at all other locations.

      • Milford: St. Joseph's Parking Lot 

      • Arnolds Park: OMS Parking Lot 

      • Fostoria: Farmers Saving Bank Parking Lot 

      • Okoboji Elementary Playground Parking Lot

 

IF YOU CANNOT PICK UP AND WOULD NEED DELIVERY OF MEALS, PLEASE CALL THE OKOBOJI DISTRICT OFFICE AT 712.338.4757.

 

Spirit Lake Community School District (As of March 15th)

  • For qualified free and/or reduced lunch students breakfast and lunch via grab and go process

    • When: Mondays 8-9:15 am

    • Where: First Presbyterian Church in Spirit Lake

Created for the Dickinson County Hunger Coalition by Ellie Albertoni, Grace Downing, Chayse Packebush, and Gabe Batman