Local food pantry response to COVID-19 outbreak

Dickinson County Food Pantries are continuing to serve clients during the COVID-19 outbreak, but have slightly changed the way in which they are doing so. In order to abide by the guidelines set by the CDC and authorities, the pantries are still serving while adhering to social distancing. Pantries are also considered essential and will continue to operate. The following list is accessible at https://www.dickinsoncountyhunger.com/covid19-update.  If you need assistance getting food from a pantry, please enter your request at https://iglcoronarelief.org.

Bedell Family YMCA Community Table – Free Meal – 1900 41st Street, Spirit Lake, IA 51360

  • Wednesdays and Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm
  • Process: Staff will bring a to-go meal out to you. Pick up is on the north side circle drive near the character center.

Senior Grocery Delivery (60+) through Elderbridge – 712-240-0990

  • Available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8-12pm.
  • Call and/or order the day before to get your delivery in time.
  • Process: Call or enter the grocery order at your local HyVee and pay. Then call and set up delivery with RIDES at 712-240-0990 and ask for grocery delivery. Then confirm the order pick-up with HyVee and list RIDES can as the pick-up of your order.

Grocery and Pantry Delivery

  • Request online at iglcoronarelief.org or call 712-318-1026
  • You will be connected to a local volunteer to assist you with your assistance request.

Good News Community Church - 712-332-5698 - 1010 Julia St, Okoboji, IA 

  • Every Saturday of the month, 9 am – 11 am (through the end of May 2020)
  • Process: remain in vehicle. A pantry member will bring pre-packed groceries to your vehicle. Check-in procedures and paperwork will be completed at your vehicle.

Lake Park Mobile Pantry - 712-832-3401

  • First Thursday of every month,  4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Process: remain in vehicle. A pantry member will bring pre-packed groceries to your vehicle.
  • Check-in procedures and paperwork will be completed at your vehicle.

Upper Des Moines - 712-336-1112 - 1575 18th St. Spirit Lake, IA 51360

  • Wednesdays, 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Process: remain in vehicle. A pantry member will bring pre-packed groceries to the curbside.
  • Check-in procedures and paperwork will be completed at your vehicle.

Crossroads Food Pantry – 712-362-4390 - 2014 Central Ave, Estherville, IA 51334

  • First Thursday of every month, 4 pm – 6 pm
  • Do not arrive before 3 pm
  • Process: Remain in vehicle. A pantry member will bring pre-packed groceries to your vehicle.
  • Check-in procedures and paperwork will be completed at your vehicle.

Okoboji Community Schools Food Distribution – see locations below

  • Monday – Friday, see times below
  • Breakfast and lunch meal
  • For any resident of Okoboji school district 18 and under
  • Pick-up Locations (stay in vehicle):
    • Okoboji High School (8-9am)
    • Milford: St. Joe's Parking Lot (9:30-10am)
    • Arnolds Park: OMS Parking Lot (9:30-10am)
    • Fostoria: Farmers Savings Bank Parking Lot (9:30-10am)
    • Okoboji Elementary Playground Parking Lot (9:30-10am)

Spirit Lake Community School District (as of March 15th)

  • For qualified free and/or reduced lunch students a breakfast and lunch meal via grab and go is available.
  • Pick-ups take place from 8-9:15 am at the food service loading dock on the south side of the Elementary/Middle School building.

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