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H.O.P.E. – Food Pantry Program

(Helping Other People Eat)

Our mission is to provide a place for not only at-risk families, but all families within the ACSD, in need of emergency food supply.  Ames H.O.P.E. strives to be one of the solutions to the problem of hunger in our community. There are so many families that wonder when or how they will find their next meal, and this insecurity is a serious problem but at H.O.P.E. we can unite and defeat HUNGER!

The Ames H.O.P.E. pantry has moved to Ames Middle School. The pantry will service all families in the ACSD in need of emergency food supply. In additon to food; the pantry also has clothing, hygiene, and household items.Tuesday-Friday by appointment 9am-1pm. If you need assistance with Community resources for housing and other needs, have a referral, or need additional informaton please contact me.


  1. Give a helping hand to others
  2. Provide emergency food to those families of the ACSD who are in need
  3. Provide high quality and nutritional food to students and families
  4. Be a solution to the problem of  hunger in our community
  5. Distribute food discreetly in a safe and comfortable environment

Services offered:

Food Supply; meat, Dairy, non-Perishable Items
 Clothing; Various Sizes Personal Hygiene Items; Shampoo, Lotion Etc.

Those in need of assitance can contact us by using the Food Pantry Request Form 

Donations of food and clothing may be brought to :
Food Pantry Hours Tuesday – Friday  : Call for Daily appointments

3915 Mortenson Rd.
Ames, IA 50014
Telephone: 515.268.2400
515.520.4042 cell
Candice Collins (Student Resources)

Donations Checks Should be made out to: 
Ames Community School District 
Att: Student Services/ Food Pantry 
2005 24th St., Ames, IA 50014.

District Online Form for Gifts to the District 

About Homeless Education in Iowa




Candice Collins
Homeless Liaison


Food Pantry Hours
Tuesday – Friday  
Call for Daily appointments


Please Contact your Student’s School for a Referral or Additional Information!


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