NEICAC to provide delivery from food pantries to homes

Northeast Iowa Community Action Corporation (NEICAC) is committed to decreasing food insecurity and supporting community members across its seven-county service area to stay home and stay healthy during the COVID-19 Outbreak. NEICAC also understands the imperative role food pantries are playing in meeting hunger needs during this current pandemic.

In an effort to further facilitate the connection between those two aspects, NEICAC is partnering with area food pantries in offering its EARL Public Transit system to transport food and household necessities from food pantries, directly to the door of community members.

Clients are asked to contact their local food pantry to learn if they are participating, or reach out to the Family Service office in their area. The Family Service office in the Waukon area can be reached by calling 563-568-4224 and the Decorah office can be reached at 563-387-4958.

If a local food pantry is participating, those needing delivery should first arrange a delivery through their local food pantry. The food pantry will then contact NEICAC to schedule the delivery, and a staff member from NEICAC will then contact the individual to confirm delivery.

Further questions may be answered by contacting Northeast Iowa Community Action Corporation-FaDSS Director Karli Schmelzer at 563-387-4936. Additional information about NEICAC and its programs can be found online at

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