Johnston Partnership continues to serve families and individuals in Johnston who are at-risk due to financial insecurity. We do this by creating programs to address specific needs in our community. The Partnership also serves as a catalyst for uniting local organizations and individuals to provide services that are not currently available through other resources.
Our Food Pantry is open to all families. We offer families:
– Pre-sorted, nutritionally-balanced, 3-day supply of food based on family size, once per calendar month
– Personal care products such as shampoo, conditioner, soap, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitary napkins, diapers and laundry soap, once per calendar month
– Bread items (when available), daily
– Fresh produce – weekly during the growing season and monthly with food boxes during the non-growing season
We go beyond providing food to families in need. We offer basic hygiene products to empower our clients to live a life with dignity and confidence. Everyone deserves to wake up ready to tackle the day feeling clean and energized. Personal care items are highly sought after at the Pantry.
Anyone checking 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.
School Based Programming:
Johnston Partnership has partnered with Johnston Community School to offer several school based services:
JUMP is a school-based community mentoring program that serves Johnston students in grades 6-12. Mentors act as positive role models who listen and help set goals, while reinforcing basic skills, attitudes and other life lessons. Currently, we have over 100 community members paired with current Johnston students. We are always in need of more community mentors.
BECOME A MENTOR TODAY!!! Fill out the mentor packet, child & adult abuse releases and mail completed forms to:
Attn: Chris Wilson
PO Box 975
Johnston, IA 50131
Click here to complete the mentor application packet.
Friday Friends/Dragon Power provides weekend food support for students that qualified for free/reduced breakfasts and lunches during the week but need an option for food assistance on the weekends. This program has now expanded to all Johnston Schools.
We have partnered with both the Johnston Summit Middle School and other community gardens to provide fresh fruits and vegetables for our clients. These gardens are a collaborative effort of volunteers, including individuals, families, and community groups that allows this partnership to continue year after year.
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 Gives provides over 475 children last year with Christmas presents. This program is possible because of the generosity of the local community to provide presents that were handed out in December.
Back to School Clinic
Back-to-School Health & Resource Clinic collaborates with Johnston Community Education and local providers to assist families with physicals, vaccinations, screenings and other back to school necessities.
Johnston Partnership Hours
Tuesdays: 9am – 1pm & 4pm – 6pm
Thursdays: 9am – 1pm
Saturdays: 9am – 1pm
5870 Merle Hay Rd, Suite C
Johnston, IA 50131
mailing address PO Box 975 Johnston 50131
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.