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Mobile Food Pantry

Food scarcity is a concern for a number of students at Kirkwood. Since the Kirkwood food pantry is currently closed due to COVID-19 the college in partnership with HACAP has set up a mobile food pantry for those in need which will be located in the parking lot of the Michael J Gould Recreation Center. The mobile food pantry has recently provided food items for more than 40 students and more than 100 students’ family members. On Wednesday, April 8, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Kirkwood students are invited to come receive prepackaged perishable and non-perishable grocery items for themselves and their families. Please email for more information.

HACAP Mobile Food Pantry Truck

Resources for Students and their families in the Iowa City and Coralville Areas

Below is a list of community resources that could be useful throughout the duration of the pandemic and beyond.

For Food Support:

CommUnity Food Bank (formerly The Crisis Center) of Johnson County

1121 S. Gilbert Court, Iowa City


Hours of Operation:

Monday: 12:00-4:30pm

Tuesday: 12:00-7:00pm

Wednesday: 12:00-4:30pm

Thursday: 9:30am-4:30pm

Friday: 12:00-4:30pm

Providing pre-bagged food only with modified check-in and food pick-up stations.

Call 319-519-6165 between 9:00am and 5:00pm Monday through Friday to request food delivery. Food delivery is available to anyone living in Johnson County who needs food but cannot access resources due to COVID-19. Delivery will happen within 48 hours.

*Contents of the pre-packed bags are based on what is available.

Iowa City Compassion Food Pantry

1035 Wade St., Iowa City


Hours of Operation:

Monday: 12:00-6:30pm

Wednesday: 9:00am-5:00pm

Thursday: 12:00-6:30pm

Providing pre-boxed food only distributed at the front desk.

If you are unable to come to the food pantry or showing signs of illness, contact the Food Pantry for delivery.


Salvation Army Food Shelf

1116 S Gilbert Court, Iowa City


Hours of Operation:

Monday through Friday: 1:00-2:00pm

Providing prepackaged food boxes. Pick-up site is the soup kitchen door.

Dinners available from 5:00-5:45pm Monday through Friday as “grab and go.”

Coralville Food Pantry

1002 5th Street, Coralville


Hours of Operation:

Tuesday: 2:00-6:00pm

Wednesday: 5:00-7:00pm

Thursday: 10:00am-Noon

Saturday: 10:30am-1:00pm

Food assistance services are available to Coralville and Tiffin residents. Must show a driver’s license to verify residency.

Providing pre-packaged bags of food staples including milk, rice, beans, soup, pasta, canned fruits and vegetables, cereal, snacks, fresh produce, bread, pastries, pet food, and 3 protein items.

Drive-up or walk-up service available with little contact with volunteers.…Read More>>

Internet Connection Options For Students

In response to the COVID-2019 pandemic a number of internet providers have signed the FCC’s Keep America Connected Pledge. The companies pledge in the next 60 days to:

  1. Not terminate service to any residential or small business customers because they cannot pay their bills during the outbreak.

  2. Waive any late fees that any residential or small business customers incur because of their economic circumstances related to the coronavirus pandemic.

  3. Open their Wi-Fi hot-spots to any American who needs them.

Here is a list of what some companies who have signed the pledge are doing to help people stay connected to the internet. Click the links for more information….Read More>>


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Café Disco

disco graphic

Graphic by Juana Jones.

Student-centered ‘success’ celebrates fourth year

By James Dykeman

Managing Editor

Café Disco opened in the 2017/18 school year and is now celebrating its fourth year serving the students at the Kirkwood Iowa City campus using a unique approach to providing affordable, locally sourced meal options.   

Steven Abram, professor of management and computer business applications, explained that a series of different companies, organizations, and programs tried unsuccessfully to provide the Iowa City campus with a café experience that worked because they weren’t serving students what they wanted.

Working with the dean, Abram set out to find out what it was that students desired in a meal on campus. “We started asking students, passing out papers in classes asking students questions about what they wanted to be served…they wanted hot dogs, sandwiches, coffee and pizza and they wanted it fast. The one thing that we heard over and over was that it had to be cheap,” Abram said…Read More>>

Jazz Up Your Quarantine!

April 5, 2020, 4:51 AM
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With the recent campus closures due to the COVID-19 outbreak the Communiqué will be available online only for the remainder of the semester. Check here regularly for our latest stories by students for students.

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