Health & Nutrition

FOOD PANTRY

Emergency Food Services for families in crisis, provides a 3-to-5-day food supply.  Proof of address may be required.

(Available in Buena Vista, Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, Hamilton, Humboldt, O'Brien, Osceola, Palo Alto, Pocahontas, Webster & Wright counties.)

OTHER FOOD PROGRAMS

Bread, surplus food items, meat and produce (seasonally) are available to registered families once a week.  Items vary day to day. 

(Available in Buena Vista, Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, Hamilton, Humboldt, O'Brien, Osceola, Palo Alto, Pocahontas, Webster & Wright counties.)

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FOOD FOR LIFE

Provides meat every other month to families with income at or below 150% of the federal poverty level.  Income verification required. 

(Available in Clay County only.)

CACFP

The UDMO Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a federal program that reimburses participating child development homes for serving healthy meals and snacks to children in care settings.

(Available in Buena Vista, Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, Lyon, O’Brien, Osceola, Palo Alto, Pocahontas & Sioux counties.)

The Free Clinic

The Free Clinic provides medical services for the uninsured and underinsured who have acute health needs. The clinic meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at the First Christian Church in Estherville. Check-in is between 6:30 and 7 p.m. There are no appointments. While the clinic is located in Estherville, it provides services to anyone who has need. For more information, stop by the clinic or call 712-209-1213.

Click here for information about the next free clinic.