Coralville residents can receive food assistance once a week, with no limit on the number of weekly visits per year. Clients may choose the items which will work best for their family, with some limits on certain items based on family size. We provide non-perishable items as well as produce, bakery, meat, and dairy items.
We know that there are many reasons why someone might need help and we are not here to ask a lot of questions. Our job is to make sure our clients live in our service area, share community service information and serve them the first time they visit us. We want our clients to feel comfortable when they come to us for assistance.
Am I Eligible to Receive Assistance from CEFP?
If you are a resident of Coralville, Iowa, you are eligible to receive food assistance from CEFP.
How Do I Receive Food Assistance from CEFP?
Families or individuals are welcome to visit the food pantry once a week–either on Tuesday (2-6pm), Thursday (10am-Noon), or Saturday (10:30am-1pm).
On your first visit, you will be asked to fill out some brief paperwork asking for your name, address, as well as the names and birth dates of anyone living with you.
You will then be invited to grab a grocery cart and navigate through the pantry, selecting the items you need for the week.
What Do I Need to Bring With Me?
If this is your first time visiting us, we ask that you bring the following items:
- A Photo ID
- Proof of Coralville Residency (a utility bill or piece of mail postmarked within the past 30 days)
If you have a re-usable grocery bag, feel free to bring it with you, otherwise we will supply you with plastic bags.
Please visit the following sites for more information on food assistance in Johnson County:
- Crisis Center
- North Liberty Community Pantry
- Iowa City Free Lunch Program
- Hawkeye Area Community Action Program (HACAP)
- Share Iowa: Community Service & Food Program
- Table to Table
Please visit the following sites for more information on other community resources: