Food Pantry at Iowa

On-Campus Food Pantry to Receive Funding

Good Afternoon,


I'm a co-director at the Food Pantry at Iowa, the newly opened pantry here on campus. We provide food and other resources to any student, staff or faculty in need of them. Our doors will be opening for the first time on Monday, August 22nd. We are just starting out and are really trying to reach as many in-need individuals as possible, so if you or anyone you know encounters an individual who could utilize us, please send them our way.  Please feel to ask any questions, and we would love to explore further collaborative opportunities with you. Thank you!



Benjamin Marks

Co-Director, Food Pantry at Iowa

Programming Intern, UI Center for Human Rights




Who can access us?

Anyone with a valid university ID including students, staff and faculty.

What do we do?

We provide healthy, nutritious food, as well as toiletries and other non-food items to the UI community that someone on a limited budget might not otherwise be able to afford.

When are we open?

We are open every Monday from 3:30-7:30pm, and Wednesdays from 12:30-4:30pm. Donation and food drop off time is Friday 10-2pm.

Where are we?

The Iowa Memorial Union, room 209.

Why do we exist?

More and more students are struggling to afford basic necessities while in school, and we believe that a healthy diet is a vital part of a learning environment.

How can I get involved?

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep in touch with what we’re doing, or email us at foodpantry@uiowa.eduto ask about volunteer opportunities.