Linn County Iowa food pantries.

A number of food pantries operate in Cedar Rapids and Linn County Iowa. Many of the centers are based in local churches, non-profit groups, or charity organizations. While priority is given to people who are most at risk, such as seniors, the Linn food banks will try to help anyone who needs it.

In addition to distributing food and aid to the needy, other services can be offered as well. For example, some may operate senior centers, which offer Congregate Meals, Nutrition Sites, and may even distribute meals to seniors, the disabled, and homebound. Other pantries can help people apply for social services or government aid such as food stamps, WIC, LIHEAP, or emergency financial assistance. Some locations may service Christmas or Thanksgiving meals too. The pantries are always looking for donations as well, so if you can contribute food to the charities or churches, please do so.

Open Hands Food Pantry, Cedar Hills Community Church
Address is 6455 E Avenue NW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52405
Dial (319) 396-6608

Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry
1251 Third Avenue SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
(319) 363-2029
Several of these centers operate in Linn County. Meals, perishable items, baby formula, and other assistance is available for people who need help. They will try not to turn anyone away.

Abundance of Love Food Pantry
Address: 1622 42nd Street NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Dial (319) 393-4606






Eastview Christian Church Food Pantry
Address of church and pantry - 727 Collins Road NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Call (319) 393-9570
People of all religions can stop by for food, groceries, guidance, and support.

Churches of Marion Food Pantry
864 12th Street
Marion, IA 52302
Main number - (319) 377-7309

Central City Senior Dining and Northeast Linn Food pantry
137 Fourth Street North
Central City, IA 52214
(319) 438-6691
This is a senior Congregate Meal site, and also operates a food pantry. Seniors can also get information on programs and resources such as Medicare or financial assistance. Can direct clients to services such as Meals on Wheels.

First Baptist Church Food Pantry
1260 29th Street
Marion, Iowa 52302
(319) 377-3275
In addition to food, programs focus on teens and children. They include a Faith Based Youth Programs.

Metro Catholic Outreach at Sister Mary Lawrence Community Center
420 Sixth Street SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
(319) 739-5490
Offers food pantries as well as utility service and rent payment assistance.

SANSI - Springville Community Center
Address: 265 Broadway Street
Springville, Iowa 52336
Phone (319) 854-6100
Resources include Food Pantries, Certificates/Forms Assistance for programs such as food stamps, and in Person Crisis Intervention.

Harvest House Ministry Center
Address - 1215 C Avenue
Vinton, IA 52349
Telephone - (319) 472-4440
Offers programs including General Clothing Provision, Food Pantries, Transitional Housing/Shelter, and Furniture.

Foundation 2 - 2nd Avenue SE
1540 Second Avenue SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
Dial (319) 362-2174 for intake and information.

CrossRoads Mission
1006 Second Street SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404
Call (319) 365-0707
Clothing and free or low cost food.

First Presbyterian Church Marion
Location is 802 12th Street
Marion, IA 52302
Call the church at (319) 377-7309

Sacred Heart Catholic Church
516 Rowley Street
Walker, IA 52352
Call (319) 448-4241 for information on the food pantry.

VA Outreach Center
Address: 1533 First Avenue SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
(319) 365-0898
Programs are Low Income/Subsidized Private Rental Housing, Food Pantries, General Clothing Provision, Personal Needs, and Veteran Benefits Assistance.

First Church of the Open Bible
1911 E Avenue NW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
Call the church at (319) 389-4681
Holiday meals include Christmas and Thanksgiving food. Some limited gifts may be offered too.

Southeast Linn Community Center
108 South Washington Street
Lisbon, Iowa 52253
(319) 455-2844
This is the local Senior Centers. Offers holiday assistance programs, school supplies, utility help, and senior ride programs.

Salvation Army - Cedar Rapids
Main address: 1000 C Avenue NW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
Dial (319) 364-9131
Social services are offered for Linn County families. A soup kitchen, food pantry, and other aid is offered. Some limited cash assistance may be offered for basic needs like rent or heating bills, if someone is faced with an eviction or disconnection. Homeless Shelter is also available.

North East Linn Food Bank
137 Fourth Street North
Falcon Civic Center
Central City, IA 52214
(319) 438-6691
Provides a food pantry to those in need. Works with local churches and other social service organizations in the region.




Christ Episcopal Church
Location is 220 40th Street NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Main phone number - (319) 366-7185

Christ Holiness Apostolic Temple - The King's Kitchen
Address is 355 19th Street SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
Call (319) 365-9594

River of Life Ministries
Address is 3801 Blairs Ferry Rd NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Food pantry phone number is (319) 393-3709

Seeds for Seniors
Address is 701 25th Street NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
(319) 731-1333
Medical Equipment/Supplies and a Food Pantry is available.

Mission of Hope
Location is 1537 First Avenue SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52403
Phone number (319) 362-5559
Services offered include clothing, food pantry, and household items. Congregate and home delivered meals are provided too.

First Baptist Church - Marian
Main address is 1260 29th Street
Marion, IA 52302
Primary phone (319) 377-3275

Olivet Neighborhood Mission
230 10th Street NW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52405
(319) 364-7946 x5
School supplies, clothing, and a food bank are available. They can also offer holiday meals, gifts, and assistance.









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