Donate Food

Your donations of surplus food to the Northeast Iowa Food Bank are critical to our mission. The Northeast Iowa Food Bank welcomes donations from commercial manufacturers and processors, retail stores, agricultural farmers, local gardeners and individual home pantries.

Info for Food Growers

Donation Drop Off

1605 Lafayette St., Waterloo, IA, 50703
Mon-Thurs: 7:30am - 4:30pm
Fri: 7:30am-2:00pm

Please enter the parking lot off of Vinton St. (backside of the building). Enter in the door that is labeled Food Donations.

Items We Need:
  • Foods high in protein such as canned meats (i.e., tuna, chicken, salmon) & peanut butter
  • Foods high in nutrients, such as canned fruits & vegetables
  • Rice, cereal & pasta
  • Canned soups, chilies, and stews
  • Personal care Items such as toilet paper, bar soap, toothpaste/toothbrush
Items We Cannot Take:
  • Rusty or unlabeled cans
  • Perishable items (applies only to food drive donations)
  • Homemade or home canned items
  • Noncommercial canned or packaged items
  • Alcoholic beverages, mixes, or soda
  • Opened or used items
  • PLEASE NOTE: If you donate glass products, please box or bag them separately and label the box or bag “GLASS” on all sides