Every dollar you give can mean ten meals provided to hungry Iowans. We pay no staff, rent, or electric bills (thanks to the generosity of many volunteers and institutions, especially First Lutheran Church). That means almost every penny 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 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 many local grocery stores and area churches.
Or bring food directly to the food pantry any time First Lutheran Church is open. There is a box outside the door to the pantry. For large 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". Our fridge space is limited, so we usually cannot accept milk. 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
As the need grows our food pantry is committed to growing to meet that need. We are currently bursting at the seams in the space our ministry currently occupies, so we are researching renting or buying a new facility for our work. If you're in a position to do so, consider making the Decorah Area Food Pantry a part of your major gift-planning or estate-planning process. Confidence that the important work of feeding those in need will continue is a powerful and lasting legacy.