FOOD RESOURCES

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Food Resources for Wapello County

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH / LORD’S CUPBOARD

505 W Main St
Ottumwa, IA 52501
(Back of Salvation Army- gray door) When: Mon-Fri Hrs: 12 – 2:45pm
Need a food referral from Sieda

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

228 W 4th Street
Ottumwa, IA 52501
3rd Thursday of the Month
3:00pm – 5:30pm (Doors open at 2pm) 
(641) 684-5465

FIRST LUTHERAN
CHURCH

126 N. Jefferson Street
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Sundays only, Hrs: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Meal & Fellowship
​(641) 682-8334

BLESSINGS SOUP
KITCHEN

228 E. Main St
Ottumwa, IA 52501

Mon-Fri Hrs: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Meal & Fellowship
(641) 777-7997

YMCA

611 N Hancock 
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Mon-Fri: 4:15 to 5:00 pm
Call for Details
(641) -684-6571

Summer Food Program

Our local school districts have options available for your children during the summer months.  Reach out to learn more or sign up with your school.

OTTUMWA SCHOOL DISTRICT
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CARDINAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
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EDDYVILLE-BLAKESBURG-FREMONT SCHOOL DISTRICT
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Food Resources for Local Communities

EDDYVILLE
RESIDENTS

EDDYVILLE COMMUNITY PANTRY
1001 Main Street
Eddyville, IA 52553

Second Saturday of the month
9:00 to 11:00 am
(641) 660-3584

ELDON
RESIDENTS

LIVING HOPE BIBLE CHURCH
201 West Walnut St
Eldon, IA 52554
Mon-Wed
1:00pm – 3:00 pm
(641) 652-3481

BLAKESBURG, MOULTON, MORAVIA, UNIONVILLE

LOVING SHEPHERD FOOD PANTRY
101 High Street, Blakesburg, IA 52536
(In Methodist Church Bldg)
2nd Wed. of month 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Last Sat. of month 8:00 am – 11 am (641) 652-3481

Food for Seniors

Wapello County Senior Food Box Distribution

Wapello County Residents, only, must be 60 years or older
– Pick up an application from Food Bank of Iowa
– Distribution is the Second Thursday of each month
at the Food Bank of Iowa in the 2nd Street Parking lot from
9:00 am to 11:00 am.
– One box per physical address
FOOD BANK OF IOWA
705 W Main Street, Ottumwa, IA 52501
Phone: ​(641) 682-3403

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Food Resources provided by Iowa

WIC (Nutrition Program for Women, Infants & Children)

All WIC benefits are continuing as normal. 
Call your WIC clinic if you are having trouble finding specific products.
Or, you can call the state WIC office at 515-281-6550 for assistance.

Sign up for WIC. Call 1-800-532-1579.

Apply for WIC

ISU Extension and
Outreach

With a little planning, savvy shopping and tasty recipes to cook at home, you’ll be well on your way. The Spend Smart. Eat Smart. Team is here to help!

Plan your menu.

Spend Smart. Eat Smart. Program

Food Assistance
(Stamps, EBT, SNAP)

The Department of Human Services (DHS) has made several modifications to its food security programs during the COVID-19 crisis.
Apply for SNAP benefits.
Call 1-855-944-3663.

Food Security Programs

Food Bank Information

Visit iowafba.org or feedingamerica.org, or text your zip code to 898211.
Food Banks Feeding Iowa has a listing of food banks where you can get help.
The Emergency Food Assistance Program provides free meals & food at food pantries and soup kitchens.
Iowa food banks are continuing to operate with expanded services & eligibility.

Visit our local Food Bank

Senior Meal Services

The Area Agencies on Aging provide home delivered or drive-through meals, and emergency nutrition services for any Iowan age 60 & above regardless of income on a voluntary contribution basis.  
Milestones Ottumwa Office
623 Pennsylvania Ave.
Ottumwa, IA 52501
(641) 682-2270
(855) 410-6222

Learn More about Milestones

Summer Food Service Program

Eligible schools & organizations across Iowa are providing USDA Child Nutrition Summer Food Program (SFSP) meals now to children 18 & under. Find a summer meal site near you; call 211 or 1-866-3-HUNGRY; or text “FOOD” or “COMIDA” to 877-877.
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), administered by the Iowa Dept. of Education, provides nutritious meals & snacks to children in low-income areas during summer.

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