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  • Food Pantry - Polk Co. (Drake)

    Agency: IMPACT Community Action Partnership

    11/17/2021 - COVID-19 Changes:
    IMPACT Community Action Partnership Office Hours - All IMPACT offices are currently closed to walk-in services. All IMPACT services, including our food pantries, will be implemented over the phone. **If you need help with services, please call the main Impact office in Des Moines for further assistance - 515-518-4770. It does not matter whether you live in Boone, Jasper, Marion or Warren counties, you will still want to call the DSM office for assistance.     

    While all offices are closed to walk-in traffic, the IMPACT Drake, Ankeny, and Boone County Resource Centers will still provide monthly food pantry services. However, families must call first and IMPACT staff will conduct the service over the phone and schedule a time when the family may pick up their items. Families will receive a pre-packaged meal box or bag based on the number of people within their household.

    • At this time, all “Anytime” items will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis on shelving located outside the office doors. Most items will be bakery items due to cold weather.
    • Personal hygiene items are available.  
     Local Assistance:
    All other programs and services will be handled exclusively by phone. For up-to-date information, please visit our website at   

    4/21/2021 - Food Delivery Update:
    Polk County residents - anyone that can't get out of their home or are too afraid to leave their home to get food, can call ahead for a food delivery. This is only available for those in Polk County. You must call before 3:30 pm to set up a delivery for the next day. Deliveries are made between 11:30 am-1:30 pm. No delivery on weekends, but a pick up time can be set up if needed. Call 515-518-4770 for further assistance.

    **10/20/21 - Food cards are available for those that are 175% of the poverty guidelines that live in Polk County. Des Moines residents are not eligible - Call to check on availability of food cards. 

    Impact Choice Food Pantry - provides non-perishable food items and donated fresh produce, when available, once every 30 days. Diapers and formula also offered, when available. 

    • IMPACT Community Action Partnership - Polk Co. (Drake)
      Main Phone: (515) 518-4770
      Administration: (515) 274-1334
      3226 University Avenue
      Des Moines, IA 50311

    Agency: IMPACT Community Action Partnership

    Languages Available: English

    Fees: None

    Intake: Call for details

    Eligibility: Call for details

    Documents Required: ID for all household members (medical cards, school ID or birth certificates) and a current piece of mail

    Hours: Pantry hours Mon-Fri 8 am-4:30 pm

    Areas Served:
    • Polk County

    - Food Pantries
    - Formula/Baby Food
    - Diapers

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