Indianola School District Food Pantries

Indianola School District in partnership with the Food Bank of Iowa is operating a food pantry at Laura Ingalls Wilder Elementary to help alleviate hunger in Warren County.  Students need good nutrition to grow, develop and learn properly. Adolescents and teens need extra food to power their rapid growth. Our School Pantry Program provides a convenient supply of food in a location that’s comfortable and convenient for kids in need and their families. Students are served snacks at school as needed and the pantry is open one time per month or by appointment.

The Food Bank of Iowa will provide the food and the schools will host the pantry. Food items available include frozen selections, dry food items, canned food, bottled water and various snack type options for families. School administration and select teachers are supporting the effort by volunteering to have the pantry open and accessible to families on the following days:

Laura Ingalls Wilder Food Pantry

2nd Tuesday of the month from 4:00-5:30pm or by appointment

Please note that dates bolded have been modified 

  • August 9, 2022
  • September 13, 2022
  • October 18, 2022
  • November 15, 2022
  • December 13, 2022
  • January 10, 2023
  • February 21, 2023
  • March 7th, 2023
  • April 11, 2023
  • May 9, 2023

(Holiday and summer dates/times subject to change)

Contact-Principal Amy Jo Naughton at 515-961-9540

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Backpacks 4 Hunger

All middle school students are eligible to participate in this food program. Local organizations donate both their time and money to fill sacks with food items, and school counselors place the sacks in students’ lockers on Fridays. Call a school counselor to participate.