Fort Dodge Resources


American Cancer Society

Together with our millions of supporters, the American Cancer Society (ACS) saves lives by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back. The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem.

Categories :   Crisis/Emergency Information, Family Services, Financial Counseling, Food & Nutrition, Health Services, Smoking/Tobacco Cessation

Phone Number :   515.570.4151

Address :   1730 River Forest Dr., Fort Dodge

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Contact Person :   Liddy Hora - Health Systems Manager

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Services :   Cancer Support, Career Opportunities, Education, Financial Counseling, Food and Nutrition Education, Health Education, Healthcare and Transitional Services and Support, Nutrition Education, Palliative Care, Preventative Healthcare Education, Problem Solving, Spanish Interpretor, Support Group, Tobacco Cessation, Transportation, Transportation for Medical Needs, Wellness Screenings

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross provides services to active duty military members and veterans and people displaced from their home due to a disaster. Training in CPR, First Aid, Swimming Lessons, Lifeguard Training and other safety courses is available.

Categories :   Clothing & Household Items, Crisis/Emergency Information, Financial Assistance, Food & Nutrition, Housing & Shelter, Military/Veterans Assistance

Phone Number :   712.252.4081

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Services :   Clothing Assistance, Emergency Shelter, Food Assistance, Housing

Citizen’s Central (Senior Citizen Center)

Citizen's Central offers active adults over the age of 55 a wide range of activities and entertainment, including social activities, games, parties, billiards, adult education classes, exercise equipment, health, and wellness activities (including yoga), and computer lab with Internet capabilities.

Lunch is provided five days a week through a Congregate Meal Program for a suggested donation for those 55+. Diners under age 55 are welcome--call for the cost of lunch if you are under 55 years of age. A Salad Bar is available to diners with a lunch reservation. Advance reservations are necessary.

Weekly activity/meal schedule can be found in the Lifestyle section of Sunday's Messenger newspaper. 

Categories :   Food & Nutrition, Senior Citizens

Phone Number :   515.573.3429

Address :   617 Central Ave, Fort Dodge

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Contact Person :   Kim Evans

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Services :   Health Education, Nutrition Education, Senior Citizens

Family Nutrition Program

The Family Nutrition Program is a free program offered through Iowa State University Extension & Outreach, Webster County, which includes 2 separate curriculums. The Buy. Eat. Live Healthy program is geared for limited income households with children ages 18 and under and consists of 8 sessions providing education on nutrition and healthy eating, food budgeting, saving money at the grocery store, hands-on cooking and food tasting, physical activity and free gifts. Lessons can be provided as a group or individually. Lessons can be given at the extension office, in partnership with an agency or in the home. This series also satisfies 16 continuing education credit hours to qualifying childcare providers. The Plan Shop Save and Cook program is available to limited income individuals 18 years of age and older, regardless of whether they have children. The four-session program is delivered to groups only at various community locations (not offered in the home) and focuses more intently on meal planning, shopping, saving money at the grocery store, understanding nutrition fact panels on food packaging and food resource management and includes food tasting and free gifts. Graduates of both programs receive a certificate and color cookbook upon completion.

Categories :   Family Services, Food & Nutrition, Health Services

Phone Number :   515.576.2119

Address :   822 Central Ave., Suite 102, Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501

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Contact Person :   Carolyn Maschino

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Food Stamps/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Hotline

SNAP offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. SNAP is the largest program in the domestic hunger safety net. The Food and Nutrition Service works with State agencies, nutrition educators, and neighborhood and faith-based organizations to ensure that those eligible for nutrition assistance can make informed decisions about applying for the program and can access benefits. FNS also works with State partners and the retail community to improve program administration and ensure program integrity.

Categories :   Financial Assistance, Food & Nutrition

Phone Number :   877.347.5678

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Salvation Army

A faith-based global organization with ministry of providing emergency assistance to the needy through social services program. Services include a food pantry, emergency shelter, food & nutrition programs, and noon meal.

We will not be providing utility assistance starting February 2020.

Categories :   Crisis/Emergency Information, Food & Nutrition, Food Pantries

Phone Number :   515.576.1281

Address :   126 N. 7th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501

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Contact Person :   Captain Rick Hamelund

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The Lord's Cupboard Community Pantry

The Lord's Cupboard Community Pantry provides emergency food assistance to Fort Dodge and Webster County residents. Families and individuals can receive assistance twelve times a calendar year. 

Executive Director: Melanie Fierke  -
Assistant Director: Shari Johnson -

Categories :   Food & Nutrition, Food Pantries, Food

Phone Number :   515-227-3337

Address :   127 N 10th Street Fort Dodge, IA 50501

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Contact Person :   Melanie Fierke

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Services :   Food and Nutrition Education, Food Assistance, Food Distribution, Food Pantry

Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Program

Categories :   Family Services, Food & Nutrition, Health Services, Parenting, Pregnancy & Sexual Health

Phone Number :   515.574.3802

Address :   Webster County Health Department, 723 1st Ave S, Suite 220, Fort Dodge

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Contact Person :   Kathy Josten, LD

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