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H.O.P.E. Pantry

decorativeThe Ames H.O.P.E. pantry is located at Ames Middle School and is available to all families in the District in need of emergency food supply. It is supported by the work of District Homeless Liaison, Candice Collins, and the amazing Student and Family Advocates who support all of our buildings. 

Thanks to the generous and continuous donations from community partners, whether identified as homeless or not, the H.O.P.E pantry is available to all families who are in need. Families who are having difficulty finding their next meal can access the pantry. In addition to food, the pantry also has clothing, hygiene, and household items. Access to the pantry is offered in discreet and strategic ways. 

The H.O.P.E. Pantry is open Tuesday-Friday by appointment from 9am-1pm. If you are interested in ways that you can donate to the pantry, please contact your building’s student and family advocate. 

Referrals or requests may be communicated through the form below. All family packs must be requested by the Wednesday prior for Friday pick-up.  Friday family packs will be provided for referred families at school locations or at the Ames Middle School pantry. 

If you need assistance with community resources for housing and other needs, have a referral, or need additional information please contact your building student and family advocate.

HOPE Pantry Request Form

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Donations of food and clothing may be brought to:
Ames Middle School
3915 Mortensen Rd.
Ames, IA 50014

Check donations should be made out to: 

Ames Community School District 
Attn: Student Services/Food Pantry 
2005 24th St., Ames, IA 50014

Gifts to the District Form 

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