The United Way of Story County, along with partner organizations, is fighting hunger.  From April 22 to May 2nd, we are conducting a food drive to fight hunger in Story County.

Hunger is real. The statistics are scary and steady. More than one in four children in Story County continues to be eligible to receive free/reduced lunch.

Once summer break starts, these children won’t have access to school-provided meals. Therefore, the need for food at local food pantries is even greater during the summer months.

Not sure what to donate? See the list below for most needed pantry items!

Pantry wish list

Donation Dropoff Locations


10Fold Architecture
Ames Ford Lincoln
Ames Middle School
Availa Bank
Bankers Trust
Boys & Girls Clubs of Story County
Center for Creative Justice
Central Iowa RSVP
Chevron Renewable Energy Group
Collegiate United Methodist Church
Edwards Elementary School
Elite Property Management
First National Bank (all sites)
Friedrich Iowa Realty
Haverkamp Group
Hunziker Companies
Iowa State University (multiple sites)
Kingland Systems
Kinzler Corporation (Kinzler Construction Services, WD Door and Kinzler Materials)
MGMC Home Health Services/Story County Public Health
North Grand Mall
Northwest Bank
Raising Readers in Story County
Story Construction
Todd & Sargent
United Way of Story County
Vision Bank (all sites)
Wilson Toyota
Worldly Goods


Availa Bank
Boys & Girls Clubs of Story County
Colo Telephone Company
Hertz Farm Management
Nevada Schools (all 3 schools)
South Story Bank & Trust
State Bank & Trust
Story County Administration Building
Story County Medical (Nevada and Maxwell)
Sweet Oaks Bakery + Bistro (Collins)


Central Iowa RSVP
M.H. Eby Inc.
Reliance State Bank
Roland-Story Middle School
Winfield United


South Story Bank & Trust (Huxley and Slater)


Athletics (Jacobson Athletics Building, 1800 Jack Trice Way)
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (138 Curtiss, 513 Farm House Lane)
College of Engineering (4100 Marston, 533 Morrill Road)
College of Veterinary Medicine (1800 Christensen Drive)
Dept of Electrical and Computer Engineering (1212 Coover Hall, 2520 Osborn Drive)
Dept of Kinesiology – College of Human Sciences (235 Forker, 534 Wallace Road)
Dept of Physics & Astronomy – College of LAS (Room 12, Physics Hall, 2323 Osborne Drive)
Dept of Residence – Campus Life (all residence buildings)
Equal Opportunity (3410 Beardshear, 515 Morrill Road)
Facilities Planning and Management (108 General Services Building, 700 Wallace Road)
ISU Foundation (2505 University Boulevard)
ISU Vet Med Childcare Center – University HR (1520 Christensen Drive)
Ivy College of Business (1200 Gerdin, 2167 Union Drive)
Office of Senior VP and Provost (1550 Beardshear, 515 Morrill Road)
Office of the President (1750 Beardshear, 515 Morrill Road)
Research Park – Core Facility (1805 Collaboration Place Suite 1250)
University Community Childcare (2623 Bruner Drive)