Community Assistance

We help as many people and families as we can. If you have unmet needs, here are various community resource in the Greater Cedar Rapids area that may be able to help you.


Foundation 2 Crisis Center
Phone: 362-2174
Address: 1540 2nd Ave. SE
Hours: By appointment only
Frequency: Every 30 days
Details:  ID required

Linn Community Food Bank
Phone: 364-3543
Address: First Presbyterian Church, 310 5th St. SE
Hours: Mon. thru Fri. 1 to 3:15 p.m.
Frequency: Up to 12 times in a calendar year
Details: ID & Social Security card required

Loaves and Fishes
Phone: 363-2029
Address: 1251 3rd Ave. SE
Hours: Tues. 3 to 5 p.m.
Frequency: Can come every week

Metro Catholic Outreach
Phone: 739-5490
Address: 420 6th St. SE
Hours: Wed. 1 to 3 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m. to noon & 5:30 p.m.
Frequency: Once every 4 weeks (MUST call ahead)

St Vincent de Paul
Phone: 365-5091
Address: 928 7th St. SE
Hours: Mon. thru Sat. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Frequency: Once every 3 months
Details: ID required

The King’s Kitchen
Phone: 365-9594
Address: Christ Holy Apostolic Temple, 355 19th St. SE
Hours: 3rd Wed. & last Fri. 1 to 3 p.m. of month

VA Outreach Center
Phone: 365-0898
Address: 1535 1st Ave SE
Hours: Mon. thru Fri. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; no appointment needed


Cross Roads Mission
Phone: 365-0707
Address: 1006 2nd St. SW
Hours: Tues. thru Fri. 10 a.m to 4 p.m.
Info: Food pantry, clothing, showers

Linn County Veterans Affairs
Phone: 892-5160
Address: 1240 26th Ave Ct SW
Hours: Mon. thru Fri. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Eastview Christian Church Food Pantry
Phone: 393-9570
Address:  727 Collins Rd. NE
Hours: 1st & 3rd Fri 10 to 11:30 a.m.

River of Life
Phone: 393-3709
Address: 3801 Blairs Ferry Rd. NE
Hours: Wed. 8 to 10 a.m.
Info: Once a month, ID required

Mission of Hope
Phone: 365-1782
Address: 1700 B Ave. NE
Hours: Emergency Pantry Only-Call for info


First Church of the Open Bible
Phone: 389-4681
Address: 1911 E Ave. NW
Hours: Call to order Mon. 9 to 11 a.m., pick up on Thurs. morning

Olivet Neighborhood Mission
Phone: 364-7946
Address: 230 10th St. NW
Hours: Tues thru Fri. 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Sat. 9 to 11:30 a.m.
Info: Food pantry, clothing closet, Head Start

Open Hands Food Pantry
Phone: 396-6608
Address: 6455 E Ave. NW
Hours: Mon. 5 to 6 p.m.; Wed. & Fri. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Frequency: Once per calendar month
Info: ID required

Salvation Army
Phone: 364-9131
Address: 1000 C Ave. NW
Hours: By appointment Mon. to Fri. 9 a.m. to noon & 1 to 4 p.m.
Frequency: Every other month
Info: Social Security card & proof of income required


Churches of Marion Pantry
Phone: 377-7309
Address: 864 12th St.
Hours: Tues. & Thurs. 1 to 3 p.m.
Info: Cannot be on food stamps, paperwork required for food distribution and free clothing also available

First Baptist Church
Phone: 377-3275
Address: 1260 29th St.
Hours: Mon. thru Fri. 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Central City

United Church of Christ Food Pantry
Phone: 329-3271
Address: 38 N. 5th St.
Hours: 1st & 3rd Wed. 6 to 6:30 p.m. and by appointment

Northeast Linn Food Pantry
Address: Falcon Center, 137 North 4th St.
Phone: 438-6691
Hours: Mon. thru Fri. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Springville Community Center
Address: 265 Broadway St
Phone: 854-6100
Info: Springville School District only


Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Phone: 448-4241
Address: 516 Rowley St.
Hours: Call for pantry hours


St Mary’s Catholic Church
Phone: 443-2447
Address: 402 Ash Ave.
Hours: Call for pantry hours


Independence Area Food Pantry
Phone: 334-2451
Address: 201 2nd Ave. NE
Hours: Mon.,Tues., Thurs., Fri. 9 a.m to 3 p.m.; Wed. 1 to 7 p.m.

La Porte City

Cross Lines Food Pantry
Phone: 342-3686
Address: 501 Sycamore St.
Hours: Mon. thru Fri. 3 to 4:30 p.m.


Benton County Food Pantry at Vinton
Phone: 472-4743
Address: 303 1st Ave.
Hours: Tues. & Fri. 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Southeast Linn Community Center
Phone: 455-2844
Address: 108 S. Washington
Hours: Mon. thru Thurs. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Fri. 9 to 12:30 p.m.


The Salvation Army Meal Program
Address: 1000 C Ave NW
Phone: 364-9131
Hours: Mon. thru  Fri. 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.


The Salvation Army Meal Program
Address: 1000 C Ave NW
Phone: 364-9131
Hours: Mon. thru Fri. noon to 1 p.m.

Mission of Hope
Address: 1537 1st Ave SE
Phone: 362-5559
Hours: Tues. thru Fri. noon to 1 p.m.

Neighborhood Meal & Enrichment Program
Address: St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1340 3rd Ave SE
Phone: 363-2058
Hours: Mon. to Fri. noon to 1 p.m. SUMMER ONLY


First Presbyterian Church
Address: 310 5th St SE
Phone: 364-6148
Hours: Sun. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Green Square Meals
Address: 305 2nd Ave SE
Phone: 365-6652
Hours: Mon. thru Fri. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

First Lutheran Church
Address: 1000 3rd Ave SE
Phone: 365-1494
Hours: Sat. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.


Heritage Area Agency on Aging
Address: 6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW
Phone: 398-5559
Hours: Call ahead for services
Info: Serving adults from age 60 & up

Horizons Meals on Wheels
Phone: 398-3574 or 1-800-826-3574
Hours: Home delivered meals seven days a week for adults from age 60 up

Salvation Army Mobile Feeding Program
Hours: Every Saturday at these sites

  • Willis Dady Shelter – 8:00 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.
  • Mission of Hope – 8:20 a.m. to 8:25 a.m.
  • Salvation Army – 8:30 a.m.  to 8:35 a.m.

General Assistance
Phone: 892-5850
Address: 1240 26th Ave. Ct. SW

Phone: 739-0100
Address: 1328 2nd Ave. SE
Hours: Mon. thru Fri. 9 a.m. to noon & 1 to 4 p.m.
Info: Emergency help for gas or electric only

Helping Hands
Phone: 366-2651
Address: 601 2nd Ave. SE
Hours: Mon. thru Fri. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., by appointment only

Salvation Army
Phone: 364-9131
Address: 1000 C Ave. NW
Hours: Mon. thru Fri. 9 a.m. to noon & 1 to 4 p.m.; by appointment only

St. Vincent de Paul
Phone: 365-5091
Address: 928 7th St. SE
Info: Application required (in-person only)

Services for ages 60 and up.

Aging Services Inc.
Phone: 398-3644
Address: 317 7th Ave. SE, Suite 3028

Heritage Agency on Aging
Phone: 398-5559
Address: 6301 Kirkwood Blvd. SW

Bridgehaven Pregnancy Support
Phone: 364-8967
Address: 701 Center Point Rd. NE
Info: Must be a part of Bridgehaven program

Young Parents Network (YPN)
Phone: 364-8909
Address: 420 6th St SE (same building as Metro Catholic Outreach)
Info: Must be a part of YPN program

Linn County Veterans Affairs
Phone: 892-5160
Address: Community Service Building, 1240 26th Ave. Ct. SW
Hours: Mon. thru Fri. 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

VA Outreach Center
Phone: 365-0898
Address: 1535 1st Ave. SE
Hours: Mon. thru Fri. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Affordable Housing Network
Phone: 365-6247
Address: 3000 J St. SW
Info: Apartments and townhomes, call for more information

Gas Cards

Helping Hands
Phone: 366-2651
Address: 601 2nd Ave
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Info: Limited resources available

Glasses/Eye Exam/Frames

Lions Club (Walt Hartman)
Phone: 396-5036
Info: Must fill out an application, call for more information


Medical Lending Closet
Phone: 362-1929
Grace Episcopal Church, 525 A Ave. NE
Info: Loans medical equipment, call for more information