Emergency Food Pantries


MICA works closely with local communities to provide a food pantry for families in need. MICA operates emergency food pantries in Hardin, Poweshiek, and Story counties.


MICA provides as many nutritional options as possible and works with community members, churches, and other organizations to keep the shelves stocked. It's through these food pantries that many families are able to provide meals for their children.


MICA always appreciates donations to our local food pantries. This could include monetary donations as well as food and/or your time as a volunteer. To find out more about what you can do to help or for more general information about MICA's emergency food pantries, please contact your local MICA Family Development Center.


Hardin County: 641-648-5036

Poweshiek County: 641-236-3923

Story County: 515-956-3333


MICA is a partner agency of the Food Bank of Iowa.


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Why Support the Food Pantries?

Your donation of food or funds helps families and children who would otherwise go without.  Through our partnerships with the Food Bank of Iowa, we can purchase healthy and nutritious food to distribute to families and make your donation go further.


For less than the price of a daily latte you can provide food for six families of four.  Food boxes contain nutritious staples such as peanut butter, tuna, vegetables, and cereal.