Food Pantry

Norwalk Area Food Pantry

New Life Lutheran Church

4380 Wakonda Dr.

Norwalk, IA

A ministry of the Norwalk Area Ministerial Association, hosted by New Life Lutheran Church.
Adjusted pick-up times due to COVID19 concerns and need:
OPEN (for drive thru delivery to vehicles)
Wednesdays 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Thursdays 9:30 - 11:30 am (starting September 2, 2021)

All residents of Warren County are invited to use the Norwalk Area Food Pantry
When you visit, please bring a picture ID with your current address.  
Families are provided 2-3 pre-filled bags of food plus meat and fresh produce as available.
If you cannot come on Wednesdays from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Please call the church office at 285-5965 to arrange an alternate time or use the form below to contact us through email

Food insecure individuals and families are invited to use the food pantry twice a month.  Proof of residency is required, proof of income is NOT.  Individuals utilizing the food pantry can expect to be treated with dignity and respect and can expect to receive several days of food for themselves and/or their family.  Produce and some perishable items are frequently available.  Children and youth receive a kid’s bag filled with snack and sometimes personal hygiene products too.  An "emergency pantry" is stocked for emergency situations and is accessible 24 hours a day outside the food pantry entrance.

The Norwalk Area Food Pantry began in the 1980’s as a way to feed hungry individuals in Norwalk and surrounding communities. The food pantry relies on the generosity of the community and is fully self-sufficient. As a ministry of the Norwalk Area Ministerial Association each partner church helps to stock the shelves by adopting the food pantry each month.  In addition, many local business provide donations for distribution, especially Capital City Fruit, Fareway Meat & Grocery in Norwalk, and the Norwalk Area Chamber of Commerce.

The food pantry is staffed by many volunteers on distribution nights and are needed throughout the week for sorting, stocking, organizing and cleaning.


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