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Where's The Food?

Here is everything you need to know before going to a local food rescue.  There is also an interactive map to show you locations, times, and contact numbers

Community Meals

 Community Table – Free Meal 

  • At Okoboji Bible Conference at the corner of Highway 71 and Broadway in Arnolds Park.

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

  • Process: It is a sit-down meal.

Food Pantry Updates

Downtown Church, Milford: (712) 338-47402105 N Ave, Milford, IA 51351

  • Every 3rd Thursday every month, the Milford pantry is at the Downtown Church.

  • The Downtown Church is located behind Thee Garage Sale / Cherished Again.  You can enter the church starting at 3:30 pm. Food distribution begins at 4:30 pm.  

  • Bring your own bags or boxes in order to take your food with you.

 

Good News Community Church: (712) 332-5698 - 1010 Julia St, Okoboji​

  • Every 1st and 3rd Saturday, 9:00 am - 11:00 am

  • Process: The pantry is now open for individuals to "shop" and select items of interest.

  • 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,  8:00 am - 10:00 am

  • Process: The pantry is now open for individuals to "shop" and select items of interest.

  • Check-in procedures and paperwork will be completed Inside.

 

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

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

  • Check-in procedures and paperwork will be completed Inside.

Crossroads Food Pantry: (712) 362-4390 - 2014 Central Ave, Estherville

  • 2nd Tuesday of every month, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

  • Do not arrive before 3:00 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 - 3:00 pm

  • Process: We only have room for 4 customers inside at one time, so it may be necessary to stand in line, especially earlier in the day. Please join other customers in line if there is one, or come inside if there isn't a line.

  • Check-in procedures and paperwork will be completed inside. Please bring your own boxes/bags/baskets if you have them.

Spirit Lake Randy's Pantry: Lakes Area Senior Center - 2101 Zenith Ave, Spirit Lake

  • 24/7 access, year-round

  • Located outside the building

Milford Randy's Pantry: LRH Physical Therapy- 1003 21st St, Milford

  • 24/7 access, year-round

  • Located behind the building

You Are Not Alone

Each pantry has around 80 people attend during the time they are open.   There are also a handful of volunteers at each location that are happy to help you in any way they can.  Everyone present has one goal, get you the help you need in a dignified and respectful manner.

If you have problems with transportation, please do not hesitate to call and request help.  The pantries are happy to assist you as they can!

Forms

Each location has required paperwork that needs to be completed for reporting purposes.  The reporting is to show that there is a need for the services, it is not to track what you do.

Downloadable Map

Dickinson County Map

Clay County Map

Emmet County Map

Food Pantry Tours

The Good News Food Pantry 

Crossroads Community Church Food Pantry

Lake Park Mobile Food Pantry

Grand Avenue Community Outreach Food Panty

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