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  • Serving over 400 families

  • Over 1,000 individuals served

  • Over $350,000 has been provided in vouchers

  • Governor Kim Reynolds visited in 2020 to learn more about the program

To Donate to the Food Voucher Fund:

Tax deductible contributions can be made online or sent by mail to:
Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation
1510 Penrose Street
P.O. Box 284
Grinnell, IA 50112

The Grinnell Food Coalition was formed in 2020 to address food insecurity issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. It is our mission to provide reliable resources and guidance during these uncertain times. We have put together a resource guide containing local, state and federal information on food assistance, mental health and wellness services and financial resources. Grocery vouchers may be redeemed only in Grinnell at the following locations: Fareway, HyVee, McNally’s, Grinnell Farmers Market, Grinnell Farm to Table, or with farmers affiliated with Local Foods Connection.

As the Coronavirus pandemic continues, the outreach and available support will continue to evolve and update frequently. Please be advised that some of the resources listed in the guide may expire or discontinue services.

Your Community Stands With You

The Grinnell Food Coalition is supported by Grinnell residents representing the Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation, Drake Community Library, Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce, Grinnell College,  Grinnell Mutual Group, Imagine Grinnell, Local Foods Connection, MICA, Tiger Packs, and our local churches and schools.

The infographic below shows partner locations for food resources. Click the image to view or download the pdf and then click on the organization logos for more information about available resources.

GFC Food Map