> Iowa Food Assistance Program
The Food Assistance program is intended to promote the general welfare of low income families by raising their levels of nutrition to avoid hunger and malnutrition.
General Program Requirements:
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the State of Iowa and fall into one of two groups: (1) those with a current bank balance (savings and checking combined) under $2,001, or (2) those with a current bank balance (savings and checking combined) under $3,001 who share their household with a person or persons age 60 and over, or with a person with a disability (a child, your spouse, a parent, or yourself). For either group, you must also have an annual household income of less than $14,079 if one person lives in the household; $18,941 if two people live in the household; $23,803 if three people live in the household; $28,665 if four people live in the household; $33,527 if five people live in the household; $38,389 if six people live in the household; $43,251 if seven people live in the household; or $48,113 if eight people live in the household. For larger households, add $4,862 for each additional person in the home.
For detailed pre-screening (assessment) and application information, visit:
Program Contact Information:
For more information, visit:
Any county DHS office can answer questions about the programs and services described here. You can also get an application form from any county Department of Human Services (DHS) office. Click on the link below to find the location of the county DHS office nearest you:
You may also contact the Department's Field Office Support Unit by calling: