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  • Serving over 300 families

  • Over 1,000 individuals served

  • Over $250,000 has been provided in vouchers

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

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 are also available. Please scroll down and complete the form below to request vouchers. 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, MICA, Imagine Grinnell, Tiger Packs, Local Foods Connection, Grinnell Chamber of Commerce, Grinnell College, Drake Community Library and our local churches and schools.

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

Click the Image to Download the Resource Guide

Grinnell Food Coalition Resource Guide

Contact Us For More Information

Please use the form below to sign up for grocery vouchers. Beginning, January 15, current Grinnell Food Coalition participants and all new participants will need to sign-up for a 3 month time period by completing the short survey below. We will distribute vouchers as funds allow. Vouchers will be mailed monthly. This information will only be shared with partner organizations that have additional resources to provide and that agree to maintain strict confidentiality.

* Indicates a required field.

    Full Name*


    Email Address*

    1. What describes your current situation? Choose as many answers as apply to you.*
    I have been recently laid offI am caught between jobsI cannot afford to purchase enough groceries for me and/or my family to eat three meals per dayI have never needed to seek community services beforeNone of the above

    2. Can you meet your basic monthly expenses (e.g., mortgage/rent, medical bills, utilities, etc.) with your current income?*

    3. Do you anticipate being able to meet basic monthly expenses 3 months from now?*

    4. Do you need grocery vouchers?*

    5. How many people live in your household?*12345 or more
    Need More Support?
    There are other organizations in Grinnell that will support those who are struggling due to COVID-19. If you would like to be considered for other relief services, please complete the question below. This information will be shared with other partners but only for the purpose of providing you with additional support.

    6. Based upon your current circumstances, do you expect your household income in 2021 (from employment, savings, and other income sources) to be less than the amount listed for your household size (see the table below)?*
    Yes, my household income is expected to be less than this amountNo, my household income is expected to be more than this amount

    Household Size
    Projected Annual Income


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