Cedar Valley Food Pantry

Making a difference, one meal at a time.

The Cedar Valley Food Pantry provides food to hungry individuals and families in Black Hawk County. The Food Pantry provides crisis and supplemental food assistance to families and individuals. Foods in the Pantry include of fruits, vegetables, protein items (such as peanut butter), pasta, soup, cereal, snack items, fresh produce, and other perishable items. We collaborate with other basic need providers and referral sources in the community.

The Cedar Valley Food Pantry enables families to stretch their money further and use the savings to provide other necessities that would otherwise not be available. On average between 1,600 and 1,800 households are provided with supplemental and emergency food assistance each month. Last fiscal year, the Cedar Valley Food Pantry provided over 34,000 individuals with food.

Supplemental Food Assistance


Provides families and individuals with extra food each month to help stretch their monthly food budget.

Crisis Food Assistance


Crisis food assistance goes to families who have recently experienced some sort of crisis. For example, they may have just lost their job, lost their home due to a fire, experienced a death in the family, or are new residents of Black Hawk County.

Cedar Valley Food Pantry Hours of Service


Monday through Thursday
-8:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
-10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

-12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

-2:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.


Fridays

-8:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
-10:45 a.m. 11:15 a.m.

Cedar Valley Food Pantry Walk-In Hours

Monday through Thursday

-12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

-2:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Fridays

-8:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

-10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. 

Clients must bring the following items to their first appointment:

  • verification of household income
  • photo ID
  • social security cards for all household members
  • proof of address

  

Income Guidelines


Income guidelines for assistance at the Cedar Valley Food Pantry are set at 185% of federal poverty levels.

  Household 
Size
 

Yearly
   Income 
 

  Monthly 
 Income
 

  Twice per 
Month 

  Every Two 
Weeks
 

   Weekly   

1

21,590

1,800

900 

831 

416 

2

29,101

2,426

1,213

1,120

560

 3 

36,612 

3,051 

1,526 

1,409

705

 4 

44,123 

3,677

1,839

1,698

849

 5 

51,634

4,303

2,152

1,986

993

6

59,145

4,929

2,465

2,275

1,138

7

66,656

5,555

2,778

2,564

1,282

8

74,167

6,181

3,091

2,853

1,427

 

                 for each additional household member add:

                  

+$7,511    

   +626          +313           +289         +145   

If you do not live in Black Hawk County and need food assistance, we can refer you to a pantry in your area. Click Here for help.

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