How much food are pantry visitors able to receive every month?

Every month, pantry visitors may select a three-day supply of nutritionally balanced food, dependent on family size. Additionally, visitors may come any day the pantry is open to receive food from our Anytime / Bonus Room.

What does a typical food pantry visitor look like?

The majority of our clients are two-parent households with at least one parent working and small children in the home. They are people who are trying but for one reason or another are unable to make ends meet.

We provide food to children, older adults, young families, immigrants, refugees, students, veterans, single parents, homeless individuals, and moderate-income families who are facing any number of crises. Our policy is if you need food, we are here to help.

What is the eligibility to receive food?

There are no income guidelines to receive food from the DMARC Food Pantry Network. We ask that you provide a photo ID for the head of household and other identification for every other member of the family receiving food.

What kinds of Identification are accepted?

Bring a photo ID for every adult member of your household and some other form of ID for all children in the household. Acceptable forms of ID include: Government issued picture ID (foreign or domestic), passport, social security card, school ID, Title 19 card, medical card, health insurance card, birth certificate, court document, or document from the state of Iowa or Polk County Human Services.

Are there any residency requirements?

Clive Community Services is a no boundaries pantry. There are no residency requirements to use our pantry.