Fort Madison Food Pantry

3421 Ave L, Fort Madison, Iowa
Our Mission
To serve Lee County's impoverished residents by offering healthy food, education, and other resources that promote good nutrition, self-sufficiency and instill hope for better lives. Nearly 5,000 residents of Lee County, or about 1 out of 7 people, struggles with a lack of reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. No one should go hungry. With your help, we can ensure that everyone in our community has the food they need to thrive.
Donate
The Fort Madison Food Pantry relies on the generosity of our community through donations of food and funds to help those in Lee County who are food insecure, that is, those who lack a consistent supply of healthy foods.

 

 

Get Involved
The Fort Madison Food Pantry is operated entirely by volunteers. Each year, we benefit from approximately 5,000 hours of volunteer time. Help your neighbors in need and give back to your community by becoming a volunteer!

 

About Us
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 since 1984. Each month we serve more than 350 families and 1600 individuals.

 

Fort Madison Food Pantry Exterior Sign
About Us
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 350 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, disability, age, or reprisal/retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

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!

Get Involved

The Fort Madison Food Pantry is operated entirely by volunteers. Each year, we benefit from approximately 5,000 hours of volunteer time. Help your neighbors in need and give back to your community by becoming a volunteer!

North Lee County Food Pantry Stocked Shelves

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

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PHONE: 319-372-8071
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Board Members

Lin Cramer

President

Denise Fraise

Secretary

Bev Link

Carol Kennedy

Shirley Gabel

Vice President

Connie Menke

Cathy McInteer

Phyllis Pomberg

Cindy Renstrom

Treasurer

Kathy Nelson

Bonnie Wilkerson