Helping Hands

Low free household and clothing items and food items—open Monday–Saturday.

710 Washington Ave. E
Albia, IA 52531

Phone: 641-932-5984


Low cost household and clothing items.

850 N Quincy Ave.
Ottumwa, IA 52501

Phone: 641-682-4704



Department of Human Services (Monroe County)

Offers child and adult protective services, alternative living, state assistance.

Contact Mahaska County DHS for Chid Welfare Services
Phone: 641-932-5187 (rolls to Oskaloosa office) or 641-682-8793

Report a change in food, Medicaid or cash assistance, call the DHS customer center: 1-888-818-1900

To report an incident of child abuse, 1-800-652-9516. After hours: 1-800-362-2178


County General Relief

Monroe County General Relief Office
1801 South B Street
Albia, IA 52531

Phone: 641-932-2427

Fax: 641-932-2578

South Central Iowa Community Action Program (SCICAP)

Provides utility assistance and home weatherization for low-income families and vouchers for local food pantry.

221 S Clinton St.
Albia, IA 52531

Phone: 641-932-5107


Albia Unit: Salvation Army

Ministerial Association Emergency Office

Contact: Roger Henry, Pastor, Trinity UMC
Phone: 641-932-7393 or Trinity UMC Office

Social Security Administration

2429 Northgathe St., Suite A
Ottumwa, IA 52501

Phone: 1-866-964-7394
TTY: 800-325-0778


Food & Nutrition

Free & Reduced School Lunches

Albia HS: 641-932-2161 ext 102
Eddyville-Blakesburg: 641-969-4226
Moravia: 641-724-3311

Family Nutrition Program (FNP)

Nutrition education program serves families with children 10 and under, or expecting a baby, who qualify for food stamps.

ISU Extension & Outreach Office
219 B Ave. W
Albia, IA 52531

Phone: 641-932-5612


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.

Marion County Public Health Department
2003 N Lincoln St.
PO Box 152
Knoxville, IA 50138

Phone: 641-828-2238
State WIC Office: 1-800-532-1579



PO Box 328
1102 South 7th St.
Oskaloosa, IA 52577

Phone: 1-800-344-1107


Albia Farmers Market

Every Friday 4–6:30pm.

Courthouse Square Lawn
Benton Ave. E & Hwy 5

Helping Hands

Monroe County Food Pantry

710 Washington Ave. E
Albia, IA 52531

Phone: 641-932-5984

Non-Food Household Products

Products provided by the Ministerial Society through the local Methodist church.

Trinity United Methodist Church
1117 Benton Ave. E
Albia, IA 52531
Phone: 641-932-7393

Contact us

Call Us

(641) 828-2238

Our Location

2003 N Lincoln St
PO Box 152
Knoxville, IA 50138

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