Monthly Food Pantry:
This program is designed to provide a two- to three-day provision of groceries for families. Families are able to come into the food pantry and choose their items based on the number of people within their household.
Where are the Food Pantries?
Food pantry visitors may call 515-518-4770 to schedule up an appointment or come to shop at one of the food pantries in Ankeny, Boone or the Drake Neighborhood. Polk County residents can also choose to have their food order delivered.
All of our food pantries are equal opportunity providers. View the USDA non-discrimination statement. You may also view the TEFAP form that all households must sign when using the food pantry. We are no longer able to accept verbal signatures.
Am I eligible?
All families in need of food are able to receive it at any of our food pantries, regardless of income. Households may access this service once per calendar month.
How can I get my food order?
Families may call 515-518-4770 to place a food pantry order or pickup.
Most families will shop for the food in the pantry location closest to them:
Pick-Up: Families can choose their food items at the Ankeny, Boone or the Drake Neighborhood food pantries.
Delivery: Families living in Polk County can also choose to have their food pantry package delivered to their home. During the phone intake, families can select a delivery time that works best for them up to a week in advance.
Our Ankeny, Boone and Drake Neighborhood food pantries also have “Anytime Shelves.” At this time, all “Anytime” items will be available on a first-come-first-served basis on shelving located just inside the office doors. Families do not need to call or speak with a staff member to use the anytime shelves. Items vary daily and are located just inside the food pantry entrances.
IMPACT Resource Centers located in counties where we do not have a food pantry (Jasper, Marion and Warren) offer limited access to food cards for local grocery stores. Please call 515-518-4770 to check on the availability of the cards.
Iowa Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program:
What is the Program?
Seniors are able to receive fresh, nutritious, locally grown fruits, vegetables, honey and herbs from farmers’ markets and roadside stands. This program not only helps seniors, but also helps develop new and additional farmers’ markets, roadside stands and community supported agriculture programs.
Each eligible individual receives 10 – $3 checks or $30 in benefits.
The checks can be used to purchase fresh, nutritious, unprepared fruits, vegetables, herbs and honey.
Each person can receive SFMNP once per year.
Checks can be used between June 1st and October 31st.
Am I eligible?
You must be 60 years of age or older
Your yearly income must be at or less than:
$25,142 if single
$33,874 if a married couple