WHO ARE WE?
Fort Madison Food Pantry is a nonprofit, all volunteer tax-exempt food pantry that has worked to serve the needs of our neighbors in the Lee County area. Each month we serve more than 500 families and 1600 individuals. Those eligible for food assistance must be Iowa residents and fall at or below salary guidelines set by The Emergency Food Assistance Program. Families who do not meet those directives can receive aid but at a limited level per the Iowa Department of Human Services. The Fort Madison Food Pantry is prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal/retaliation for prior civil rights activity. For full description see: https://www.fns.usda.gov/civil-rights/usda-nondiscrimination-statement-other-fns-programs
Donate to the Fort Madison Food Pantry
The Fort Madison Food Pantry relies on the generosity of our community through fund and food drives to help those in Lee County who are food insecure (the consistent lack of healthy foods). In addition to donated foods, we partner with the Food Bank of Iowa and our local groceries to purchase items to help fill our shelves. Hunger hurts—not just the individual, but the entire community. It damages mental and physical health and lowers learning in school and performance at work. But, with neighbors helping neighbors, we can improve the overall fabric of our community. Your generous support of the Food Pantry’s efforts expresses your love of our community and its citizens. Thank you!
The Fort Madison Food Pantry is operated entirely by volunteers. Each year, we benefit from approximately 6,000 hours of volunteer time. Help your neighbors in need and give back to your community by becoming a volunteer!
Hunger never sleeps, and the need for relief is greater than ever. Right now, nearly 1 in 7 residents of Lee County struggles with hunger. You can make the difference in your neighbors’ lives. By donating food or funds to Fort Madison Food Pantry, you’ll provide direct assistance to a neighbor in need!
- Host a food or fund drive through your workplace, church, school, or civic organization
- Contribute grocery items from your pantry to ours
- Donate funds to help Fort Madison Food Pantry purchase food.
Sign up to become a volunteer by contacting us at 319-372-8071