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DUBUQUE FOOD PANTRY. The Dubuque Food Pantry was established in 1987 and incorporated in Iowa as private company categorized under Community Development Groups. In 2010 it was located at 1598 Jacson. People were asked to donate non-perishable food, personal hygiene products, baby items and dish or laundry soap. Monetary contributions were also accepted.

In 2018 officials of the St. Vincent de Paul Voucher Center and the Food Pantry announced a new program for the 1351 Iowa Street facility. Formerly St. Vincent would give clients a bag of pre-selected canned goods and other non-perishable goods. The organization then gave vouchers to the clients to purchase items at nearby grocery stores. Analyzing the results, however, led to the realization that what was purchased was often not nutritious. To remedy the situation, a large cooler was obtained to provide the items needing refrigeration. (1)



1. Montgomery, Jeff, "Food Pantry Upgrades Selection Process," Telegraph Herald, November 14, 2018, p. 3A