Are you an Urbandale resident in need of help?

UCAN seeks to offer a number of programs that assist Urbandale residents that are in need.  In offering these programs, UCAN hopes to replace despair with opportunity and hope by focusing on individuals, families, communities and facilitate problem solving.

Families will be required to compete an application and provide documentation of residence, income and family members once a year.  All information requested below must be provided in order to be eligible for assistance:

  • Photo IDs for all adults in the household and identification for all children (birth certificate, insurance card, or school ID)
  • Proof of Urbandale residence. Must provide current address verification (e.g., current utility bill)
  • Income limits apply.  Total household income must be 175% or less of the federal poverty guidelines to qualify. Must provide income verification for all household members (past 30 days OR 2020 tax return). Requirement is waived if income has been verified after July 1st, 2021. Below is a guide – UCAN works with each individual family on a case by case basis. Please contact us with questions.

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Please contact UCAN with questions at 515-278-3936 or email


Click on a link below for more information about a program.  If you aren’t certain which program might best serve your particular need or situation, please call us at (515) 278-3936 and someone will be happy to assist you.

Summer Lunch Program

Back to School Event

Elderly Services

ESL Classes

Holiday Assistance

Mobile Food Pantry/Emergency Supplies

Yard Clean-Up

Winter gear for kids