Nutrition Programs for Johnson County

Provide meals, food stamps, and emergency food boxes.

1556 S. First Ave., Iowa City, IA 52240 · Map »
Join us for lunch at the Elderberry Cafe, located in the Senior Center, downtown Iowa City, Jefferson Point, North Liberty and  Our Redeemer Lutheran Church 2301 E Court St. Iowa City.  Meals on Wheels offers hot, nutritious meals as well as liquid supplements, frozen dinners, shelf stable meals, and breakfast bags to homebound seniors.
This is the agency in the government that administers the Food Stamp program. Learn about eligibility requirements and use their online pre-screening tool. Or call their toll-free number 24 hours a day and find out your state’s toll-free food stamp phone number, or leave your mailing address the federal office will mail you informational brochures. This site is available in multiple languages.
1105 S. Gilbert Ct., Iowa City, IA 52240 · Map »
(319) 356-6087
Checks are available for use at farmers' markets to purchase fruits, vegetables and herbs for those active in the WIC program.
The Meals on Wheels program is designed to make sure that homebound individuals get at least one nutritious meal a day. Most meal deliverers are trained to recognize symptoms of problems, thus meal delivery offers some reassurance that an objective third party is touching base each day. Find out about the program closest to your care receiver.
Please Note: Iowa City Hospice does not specifically endorse the activities of these organizations, but offers their information as a sample of the kinds of materials and services that are available.