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Story County

MICA Food Pantry

230 SE 16th St. Ames

Open M-F 8:30-4:30

Bethesda Community Food Pantry

1517 Northwestern Ave. Ames

Open Monday 9-11am, Tuesday 1-3pm and 6:30-8:30pm, Wednesday 9-11am, Thursday 1-3pm

Salvation Army

703 East Lincoln Way, Ames

Food Pantry Hours Monday-Friday 1-3 pm or by appt. Personal hygiene items available also.

Food at First

611 Clark Ave. Ames

Community meal served 5:45-6:45pm Sunday-Friday and 11:30am-12:15pm on Saturdays

Free Perishable Market Monday & Thursday @ 4:45pm and Saturday @ 10:00am

Food at First in Nevada

Community meal served every Monday and Thursday from 5:30-6:30pm at the First United Methodist Church, 1036 7th St. Nevada

Huxley Food Pantry

Located in the first house south of the Fjeldberg Church at 209 N. 2nd Ave. Can use once a month & must present id with proof of current address. Available to residents of Huxley & Kelly.

Ballard Clothes Pantry

Located behind Ballard Creek Retirement Center on N. Hwy 69 Huxley

Free clothing – Wednesdays 4-6pm, Saturdays 10am-12pm and Sundays 1-3pm

Harmony Clothing Closet

1122 6th St. Nevada

Free clothing, coats and shoes of all sizes– Open Wed 9am-11am and Mon/Thur 4:30pm-7pm

Stork’s Nest

By increasing healthy behaviors through ongoing encouragement, the Stork’s Nest program aims to improve the overall health of pregnant and parenting mothers. Educational classes and incentives. 515-233-3141 to enroll. Educational classes & store hours are the 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month from 5:00-6:00 pm. New enrollees arrive at 4:30. Located at St John’s by the Campus Episcopal Church 2338 Lincoln Way, Ames.

Boone County

Boone Open Bible Church Community Meals

Serving a community meal every Tuesday from 6-7pm. Meals are served in the Activity Center at 1224 Hancock Dr. Boone

Augustana Lutheran Church Clothes Closet

309 S. Greene St. Boone

Free clothing, coats and shoes – Tuesday & Wednesday 8:30-4:30, Thursday 11-3

IMPACT - Boone County Food Programs

606 Greene St., Boone 515-432-5052

Food Pantry

Mon - Fri 9am-Noon & 1:30-4:30

Friday Meal Bags Every Friday 1pm-4pm

Toreador Food Pantry

Located in the lower level of Futures Alternative High School – 727 W. Mamie Eisenhower Boone

Open the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month when school is in session 8-10 am and 4-6 pm or by appt. 515-433-0885

Family Nest

Serves pregnant women and families with children birth to age 2. Promotes healthy behaviors during pregnancy and infancy by providing education and incentives. 515-233-3141 to enroll. Located at First United Methodist Church 703 Arden St. Boone, IA. Educational classes & store hours are the 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month from 5:30-7:30. New enrollments are taken from 5:00-5:30.

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