Mobile Food Pantry Serving O’Brien County

Date posted - September 15, 2016

Paullina, Iowa — A new mobile food pantry is serving the citizens of O’Brien County.
food pantry cans canned
Danny Akright, the Communications Manager for the Food Bank of Iowa says that they started with a distribution site in Hartley around the first of the year, and have recently started serving people in Paullina. He says that hunger, unfortunately is somewhat common in Iowa.

He tells us about the mobile pantry program.

According to Food Bank of Iowa, in Hartley the mobile pantry has been distributing food on the third Wednesday of the month at Trinity United Church of Christ in Hartley. He says the Paullina location will distribute food the third Monday of every OTHER month at the Paullina First Presbyterian Church from 4 to 6 PM. The first time will be this coming Monday, September 19th.

He says they’re always looking for new partners.

Akright says they’re always looking for donations too. If you want to give a food donation he encourages you to give through Upper Des Moines in Primghar or Sibley. If you’d like to help the Food Bank of Iowa, they take monetary donations. You can find out more at

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