Thousands of families in Scott County receive free food, groceries, meals, and referrals every year from various organizations. There are pantries that are part of the Churches United network, applications to SNAP food stamps, government aid and more. Whether a family has a child, senior, or disabled member, there are no restrictions in place other than household income.
The food banks in Davenport and across Scott County are open limited hours. They also may not always have what a family needs, but the volunteers will offer referrals. When possible, there may be groceries, fresh produce, canned goods, and more. They also usually have other supplies such as hygiene items or even diapers.
Families living in poverty, or that are facing a crisis, can get help. Food, information on financial aid, clothing, and more may be provided in Scott County.
There are several charities that participate. This Scott County Iowa network try to feed the hungry and provide them support, guidance, and counseling. There may be emergency boxes of food, blankets for the homeless, and also Thanksgiving or Christmas meals, depending on the location.
-Bettendorf Community Center, 2204 Grant Street, Bettendorf, Iowa 52722, phone (563) 332-5002
-All Saints Lutheran Church Food Pantry is at 5002 Jersey Ridge Road, Davenport, IA 52807
-St. Mark Lutheran is part of the network. Location is 2363 West Third Street, Davenport, IA 52802. Call (563) 332-5002 for hours.
-Friendly House - 1221 Myrtle Street, Davenport, Iowa 52804, dial (563) 332-5002
-Princeton Presbyterian Church Food Pantry is at 630 Third Street, Princeton, IA 52768. Phone (563) 332-5002.
-Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Food Pantry, 415 West 53rd Street, Davenport, IA 52807, dial (563) 332-5002
-Progressive Baptist is part of Churches United, and this location is at 1302 East 12th Street, Davenport, IA 52803. Dial (563) 332-5002 for information.
-Food Pantry at The Center, 1411 Brady Street, Davenport, Iowa 52803, main phone (563) 332-5002
Word of Faith Tabernacle Church Food Pantry
Address - 3414 Rockingham Road
Davenport, IA 52804
Main phone is (563) 505-6278
A food pantry has canned goods, fruits, dairy, and more.
City Center Ministry
Main address is 529 Western Avenue
Davenport, Iowa 52803
Telephone: (563) 332-5002
Free food is offered in Scott County by the charity. The staff will also offer linkage to food stamp sites, winter clothing or holiday meals, and other aid.
Location is 1705 Oak Street
Bettendorf, IA 52722
The hours are limited. They receive donations from churches and surplus food from restaurants and the items are used to feed the hungry.
Bethel AME Food Pantry
323 West 11th Street
Davenport, IA 52803
Central Community Circle
Main pantry address: 530 Vine Street
Davenport, Iowa 52802
Programs include summer snacks for Scott County children, home delivery of meals to senior citizens, and a few day supply of groceries.
North Scott Food Pantry
500 West LeClaire Road
Eldridge, IA 52748
Main phone - (563) 285-4501
1206 6th Street
Davenport, IA 52802
Dial (563) 322-1640
Lunches from the soup kitchen may be served, including to the homeless or residents out of resources. There is also a free food pantry on site.
Buffalo Community Center
426 Clark Street
Buffalo, Iowa 52728
A food bank helps the unemployed, low income, and working poor. Free food is combined with groceries, information on shelter, Christmas toys, and more.
Bettendorf First Assembly of God
1811 18th Street
Bettendorf, Iowa 52722
Dial (563) 355-2249
Address is 4010 Kimmel Drive
Davenport, IA 52802
Main phone (563) 345-6490
There are several food assistance programs run by this Scott County non-profit. The food bank partners with local pantries and soup kitchens to feed the needy. There is also a Kid Cafe for children, weekend backpacks full of healthy snacks, and Meals on Wheels for seniors and the disabled.
Humility of Mary Housing, Inc.
3805 Mississippi Avenue
Davenport, Iowa 52807
Main phone - (563) 326-1330
King's Harvest Ministries
824 West 3rd Street
Davenport, IA 52802
Supplies include grooming items, diapers, shoes for students, and a pantry.
For more information on where to turn to for free food in an emergency, dial 319.235.0507 for referrals. Residents of Scott County can also learn about public aid (such as food stamps or WIC), resources for children, and more.
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