Health & Nutrition

Family and Community Health Alliance

WIC provides pregnant/postpartum women and children with nutritious foods, nutrition education, and referrals to other health care agencies.

Child Health/Care for Kids informs families about resources available to them regarding their health care needs.

1st Five works with medical practitioners who identify social/emotional or developmental concerns, family stressors or caregiver depression during well child medical exams. 

I-Smile is a statewide program that connects children and families with dental, medical, and community resources to ensure  a lifetime of health and wellness. 

RED Ahead (or Read Every Day to get Ahead) provides parents information and activities to help their young children develop the language skills they need to be ready for kindergarten.

Maternal Health provides prenatal education, nutritional education and social assessment for pregnant women.

School Based Dental Sealant provides sealant services to to at risk school age children to prevent the decay of teeth. 

Hawki provides help with Hawki and Medicaid health care. Contact or call (319) 551-4329.

Well Child Screening Clinic provides well child care for children from birth through 21 years of age.

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Food Reservoir

As a member of Feeding America, the largest hunger relief network, the HACAP Food Reservoir channels donated products to area soup kitchens, pantries, senior and daycare centers, drug and alcohol treatments centers, homeless shelters and other nonprofit food program that feed the needy. Annually, our Food Reservoir Programs distribute 6 million pounds of food to individuals & non-profit organizations and provide 6,000 food boxes to families in need. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

The BackPack Program provides students with nutritious, easy to prepare, shelf stable food on weekends and during school vacations.

Mobile Food Pantry meets the needs of hungry clients in urban and rural areas by providing food directly in their communities. Click here to view our current Mobile Food Pantry schedule.

Senior Totes brings supplemental evening and weekend food to older adults in the rural communities of our region. 

Find a list of local Food Pantries by Clicking Here

Spring 2020 Newsletter

Winter 2020 Newsletter


Rural Senior Services

4th Street Diner offers a buffet-style lunch Sunday through Friday, as well as a Tuesday Evening Meal. 

Belle Plaine Senior Dining distributes meals to individuals in need who can’t make it out of their homes.

Community Resources 

Linn County Food Assistance Resources

I-Smile Website

Hawki Website

Cost of Hunger Infographic

Food Reservoir FAQ

How do we host a food drive?

The ideal time to host a food drive is between the months of May and the end of August. The Food Reservoir and other community partners participate in the annual Eastern Iowa Freedom from Hunger Food drives during that time. However, if this particular time frame doesn't work for you, let us know. We'd welcome your participation at another time during the year. The need for food assistance is ongoing!

Businesses or individuals looking to host a food drive can contact our HACAP Food Reservoir at (319) 393-7811 for a full list of suggested items.  

How can we donate to the Food Reservoir?

Financial donations help us to purchase food. A $1 donation purchases approximately 6 pounds of food. If you are interested in making a monetary donation, make your check payable to the HACAP Food Reservoir. Checks should be mailed to:

HACAP Food Reservoir
PO Box 490
Hiawatha, IA 52233

You can also help by donating nonperishable food. Some of the items we are most in need of are canned meats, canned vegetables, canned fruits, peanut butter, chili and macaroni and cheese. Click here to earn more about donating food. 


How many partner agencies do you have?

The Food Reservoir currently serves 134 partner agencies within the Benton, Johnson, Linn, Jones, Washington, Cedar and Iowa Counties.

How is the food reservoir funded?

  • Partner Agency Support 
  • Individual, Business and Group donations  
  • Special Events
  • Grants and Foundations
  • Fundraising

Where do you get your food from?

We apply for and are awarded grants to help fund some of our food programs. The Food Reservoir also receives donations from partner businesses such as Hy-Vee, Wal-Mart, Quaker Oats, and General Mills. Food drives are also an important resource to us. 

I-Smile FAQ

What can my child receive as part of the I-Smile™ program?

I-Smile™ is a group of dental hygienists and nurses that are able to provide oral screenings, education, anticipatory guidance, and preventive services. Children apart of the program can receive, regular dental screenings, fluoride treatments to help keep teeth strong, instructions in tooth brushing, flossing and healthy diet, referral and assistance with finding a dentist.