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MICA Food Pantry

This food pantry not only offers packages once a month for households in need, but also participates in food rescue efforts across Story County community.

Food rescue is the practice of gleaning edible food from places like restaurants and grocery stores and distributing it to local emergency food programs, who can get it into the hands of those who need it!

MICA’s food rescue efforts are a collaboration between our pantry, the Food Bank of Iowa, and local retailers. Several times a week volunteers help us to pick up food items such as bread, sandwiches, and produce and bring it to our pantry.

There is no restriction on the amount of times a family can visit our pantry and take food rescue items. In addition, our center serves as an access point for families in Story County to gain referrals and information about other resources. We view families holistically and try to make connections to other programs in our
agency and the community.

In the reporting period we have collected 29,630 lbs of food rescue items in our community and made 442 referrals.

Tasks: MICA needs an array of volunteers to help stock, sort, and more at their pantry.

Address: 125 S 3rd Street in Ames, Iowa

Contact: Call 515-956-3333or email Abra Dougherty at

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