Mobile Food Distribution
When COVID-19 hit Iowa, UCAN’s team of volunteers jumped straight into action to support those families and individuals who lost employment, were sick and needed our help. With 5 teams of volunteers distributing food and supplies to those most in need in across Urbandale, more than 1800 individuals received support on a weekly basis. That support has continued and now is a permanent program of UCAN. Working as a mobile pantry site with the Food Bank of Iowa, we continue to serve 5 neighborhoods in Urbandale, as well as a school pantry and senior pantry delivery. We need your help to ensure residents in need can have access to emergency supplies.
Distribution volunteers – Monday, Thursday and Friday afternoon help distribute food to families in need in Urbandale in an outdoor setting. You will be dropping off supplies to an isolated senior in Urbandale. (Approx. time commitment 1 1/2 hours per day)
Donation pickup – Monday, Wednesday & Friday morning (approximately 9:30-10:30) pick up donations at two local stores. (Approximate time commitment 45 min per day)