Get Food Assistance:

We offer food to anyone who needs it in Polk County – no questions asked.  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. 

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

Bakery items, fruit and vegetables and fresh bread are available daily for anyone who needs it; no ID required.

Personal Care Item

We go beyond providing food to families in need.  We offer basic hygiene products, diapers, and 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

Families in the Johnston School District may access our clothing closet as many times as they need 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

Students in the Johnston School District are provided weekend food support, which includes Dragon Power, for students that qualified for free/reduced breakfasts and lunches during the week.

 Benevolence Fund

Do you need financial assistance?  The Benevolence Fund is open to those who live within the Johnston School District boundaries, and it does require a short application/interview process. We are able to assist with financial needs such as rental assistance, utility assistance or other emergency financial needs.

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

Contact Us

Phone: 515-868-1357

Non-Discrimination Statement:

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:


U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

Fax: (202) 690-7442


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.