Get Food Assistance:

We offer food to anyone who needs it.  Find customized meals to fit the size of your family and their specific dietary needs, fresh bread and produce when available, and a wide selection of refrigerated and frozen foods to keep your family full.


What to Bring to Receive Food Assistance:

In order to receive assistance from the Johnston Partnership we ask you provide a form of identification for everyone in the family seeking assistance. This can be any picture ID, school ID, medical/health insurance card, court document, or any identification issued by any state, the US federal government, or other foreign country.  A small amount of USDA food is available without ID.

We partner with local grocers like Hy-Vee, Fareway, Kum & Go, and Panera to rescue fresh food that would be wasted otherwise. 


Personal Care Item

We go beyond providing food to families in need.  We offer basic hygiene products, paper products, cleaning supplies, plus diapers and baby wipes.  Everyone deserves to wake up ready to tackle the day feeling clean and energized.  Families are allowed 5 personal care items per month.

Clothing Closet

Households that check into our Food Pantry may access our clothing closet and will be allowed 5 clothing items per family member per month. There is no fee for the clothing items.  We accept seasonal clothing and shoes as donations.

Friday Friends & Dragon Power

Students in the Johnston School District are provided weekend food support for any families who experience food insecurity for any length of time. Ask your school office or pantry staff to get enrolled.

Johnston Partnership Hours

Tuesdays: 9am – 1pm & 4pm – 6pm
Thursdays: 9am – 1pm
Saturdays: 9am – 1pm


Johnston Partnership
5870 Merle Hay Rd, Suite C
Johnston, IA 50131

mailing address PO Box 975 Johnston 50131

Contact Us

Phone: 515-528-2379

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement:

  • In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
  • Full statement and more information can be found here:
  • This institution is an equal opportunity provider.