Assistance

Clothing

Goodwill—Ottumwa

Low cost household and clothing items.

850 N Quincy Ave.
Ottumwa, IA 52501

Phone: 641-682-4704

Website: https://www.dmgoodwill.org

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Clothing

Free/low cost clothing (open once per week).

702 Roland Ave.
Chariton, Iowa 50049

Phone: 641-774-2074

Website: https://www.cofchirst.org

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Cross Ministries

Low cost home furnishing, clothing etc…

1610 North Main Street
Osceola, Iowa 50213

Phone: 641-342-2421

Website: https://www.crossministries-ia.com

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Salvation Army

923 Roland Ave
Chariton, Iowa 50049


Financial

Lucas County General Relief Office

125 S Grand
Chariton, IA 50049

Phone: 641-774-0423

Fax: 641-774-4383


Department of Human Services

Served by Clark County Office, so this location by appointment only.

125 S Grand
Chariton, IA 50049

Phone: 641-342-6516
Toll Free: 877-394-1439

Website: https://dhs.iowa.gov/


Family Development & Self-Sufficiency Program (FaDSS)

SCICAP
1711 Osceola Ave, Suite 103
Chariton, IA 50049

Phone: 641-774-8133

Website: https://scicap.org


Social Security Administration

2429 Northgathe St., Suite A
Ottumwa, IA 52501

Phone: 866-964-7394

Website: https://www.ssa.gov


Child Support Recovery Unit

127 E Main St., Suite 100
Ottumwa, IA 52501

Phone: 641-682-8802

Website: https://secureapp.dhs.state.ia.us/customerweb/


South Central Iowa Community Action Program (SCICAP)

Provides utility assistance and home weatherization for low-income families.

1711 Osceola Ave., Suite 103
Chariton, IA 50049

Phone: 641-774-8133 ext. 224

Website: https://scicap.org


Food & Nutrition

Women, Infant & Children Nutrition Program (WIC)

For children 0–5 years old and women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or just had a baby. This program provides nutritional education and checks to families to purchase baby formula, milk, eggs and other healthy foods.

MATURA Action Corporation
2210 Russell St.
Creston, IA 50801

Phone: 641-202-7114
State WIC Office Phone: 800-532-1579

Fax: 641-278-1141

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Food Pantries

CMS Food Bank

1300 North 16th St., Chariton, IA 50049

641-774-5114, hours vary

Inter-Church Council Food Bank

410 South 7th St., Chariton, IA 50049

641-774-8146, hours vary

Food Bank of Iowa

2220 East 17th St., Des Moines, IA 50316

515-564-0330,      foodbankiowa.org

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Meal Options

Meals on Wheels- Milestones

623 East Pennsylvania Ave., Ottumwa, IA 52501

641-682-2270,    milestonesaaa.org

 

Tuesday Together Meals

First United Methodist Church

923 Roland Ave., Chariton, IA 50049

641-774-5023, seasonal

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Blessing Boxes

Boxes located around the community with food and personal care products

Blessing Box – Fairgrounds

48293 HyVee Rd., Chariton, IA 50049

Accessible 24/7

 

Blessing Box – Glutes & Glory

112 North Grand St., Chariton, IA 50049

Accessible 24/7

 

Blessing Box – Senior Center

117 South Grand St., Chariton, IA 50049

Accessible 24/7

 

Blessing Box – St. Andrew’s

1112 North 7th St., Chariton, IA 50049

Accessible 24/7

 

Blessing Box – The Porch

705 Auburn Ave., Chariton, IA 50049

Accessible 24/7

 

Blessing Box – Russell

Corner of Shaw and Prairie., Russell, IA 50238

Accessible 24/7


Free & Reduced School Lunches

Submit Completed forms:

PO Box 738
Chariton, IA 50049

Phone: 641-774-5967

Website: https://www.charitonschools.org


Amber Letz, National Board-Certified Health Wellness Coach, Functional Medicine Health Coach

Specializing in preventing Type 2 Diabetes, weight loss, healthy lifestyle and meal planning. Working to help people become the champion in their lives, one step at a time.

Phone: 641-931-6114

Website: http://www.letzbeehealthy.com
Email: amberletz@gmail.com

Contact us

Call Us

(641) 828-2238

Our Location

2003 N Lincoln St
PO Box 152
Knoxville, IA 50138

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