Ways to Give!

Donate to the Johnston Partnership

The Johnston Partnership assists individuals and families who are experiencing food insecurity or other struggles meeting basic needs.  Please know that no matter how you choose to give, your gift will greatly benefit the families who rely on the Partnership.

Monetary Donation are accepted through PayPal


Thank You

We also accept checks (made payable to the Johnston Partnership) either dropped off at 5870 Merle Hay Rd Suite C during our operating hours. OR they can be mailed to PO Box 975, Johnston 50131

In Kind Donations 

Thank you for your in- kind donations to The Johnston Partnership. Here is a helpful list of what we accept and do not accept. Please refer to our most needed items, in red. 

Donations can be dropped off at The Johnston Partnership 5870 Merle Hay Road Suite C on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 9AM-1PM or Tuesdays from 4-6PM. If you would like to ship a donation via our Amazon wishlist please visit our Amazon Wishlist

What We Do Not Accept 
  • Donations left outside our door during closed hours
  • Open or used food
  • Partly used personal items
  • Expired baby food or formula 
  • Clothing items that are stained, dirty, or out of season 
  • Household Items 
  • Books
  • Used socks or underwear
  • Bedding/ Blankets 
  • Furniture 
  • Clothing Hangers
  • Used School Supplies 
  • Food prepared in a personal kitchen
  • Medicines 
  • Holiday decorations
What We Accept 
  • Non Perishable Food Items 
    • Including items for weekend food bags for Johnston School students such as granola bars, fruit cups, macaroni and cheese, and single serve chocolate milk. 
  • Produce (purchased or garden grown)
  • Clothing & Shoes (Items must be in good condition- no rips, holes or stains) 
    • All sizes & Genders- babies, kids, and adults
    • Winter Coats & Boots- all year
    • Spring/ Summer Items- March through August 
    • Fall/ Winter Items- September through February 
    • New Socks & Underwear 
  • Personal Items – MOST NEEDED ITEMS
    • Bar Soap 
    • Toilet Paper
    • Deodorant
    • Laundry Detergent 
    • Shampoo/ Conditioner
    • Toothpaste/ Toothbrushes
    • Paper Towels
    • Tissues 
    • Body Wash 
    • Razors 
    • Lotion 
    • Household Cleaning Products 
    • Dish Soap 
    • Hand Soap
    • Feminine Hygiene Products (unused pads/ tampons in open boxes are OK) 
  • Baby Food & Formula (Must not be expired)
  • Pet Food 
  • Diapers (baby & adult)/ Wipes (Unused diapers in open packages are OK) 
  • Clean Plastic & Reusable Grocery Bags 
  • School Supplies 


  Benefit Events

If you want to hold a food drive, personal item drive, or other fundraiser to benefit the Johnston Partnership, contact our Program Director at andrea@johnstonpartnership.org for more information.


  Church and Business Partners

In addition to city funding, financial and other support from our church and business partners are vital to our ability to serve our neighbors in need. If your church or business would like to become a partner of the Johnston Partnership, please contact our Program Director at andrea@johnstonpartnership.org for more information. 

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, IA 50131

Contact Us

Phone: 515-528-2379
Email: Jane@JohnstonPartnership.org