Every dollar you give can mean ten meals provided to hungry Iowans. We keep our operating costs extremely low (thanks to the generosity of many volunteers and institutions). That means almost every dollar you give goes right where it's most helpful, buying food for neighbors in need!
The best way to give money is to write a check to "Decorah Community Food Pantry" and mail it to us at PO Box 26, Decorah, IA 52101.
If your donation is a memorial gift or in honor of someone please indicate that information in a note enclosed with the check and we will ensure it is appropriately recorded and acknowledged.
If you'd prefer, we'll also gladly take your online donation via PayPal (we pay a small processing fee).
We are a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit, which means your donations might be tax-deductible!
We love our food donors! And every single bit helps! We have drop-off sites all around northeast Iowa. Look for our boxes in area churches.
Or bring food directly to the food pantry on weekdays from 9-2. There is a box under the awning for dry-good, some produce, and sanitary supply donations. For huge donations, photo opportunities, or donations requiring refrigeration, please email firstname.lastname@example.org in advance.
For your information, we cannot accept opened goods, expired foods, heavily damaged cans, or meat labelled "Not For Sale". We DO gratefully accept unopened toiletry and sanitary items.
Partner With Us
We value our many partnerships with community organizations and businesses. If you have an idea for how your business, girl scout troop, fraternity, book club, or whatever else could be part of supporting our work, let us know!
Consider a Major Gift
The Decorah Community Food Pantry will serve Northeast Iowans facing food insecurity for the indefinite future. With local needs only growing we intend to be prepared to respond and adapt to new challenges. Donors who give us major gifts create a powerful legacy, ensuring the Food Pantry is able meet growing demand. If you are interested in learning more about contributing to the Pantry's future needs through a major gift or by designating our organization as a beneficiary in your estate planning please give us a call or send an email. We look forward to discussing how your gift can uniquely support our neighbors in need and help us address food insecurity in our region for the long term.