Johnston Partnership

Improving quality of life in the community one person at a time

Fostering a sense of community and family wellness by providing food, clothing, educational programs and support services


5870 Merle Hay Road suite c, Johnston, IA 50131, USA

Phone 515-528-2379

Johnston Partnership serves families and individuals in Johnston who are at-risk due to financial insecurity.  They do this by creating programs to address specific needs in community. The Partnership also serves as a catalyst for uniting local organizations and individuals to provide services that are not currently available through other resources.

  • Benevolence Fund
    • Rent assistance
    • Utility assistance
    • Emergency financial needs
  • DMARC Food Pantry
    • Bakery items & some fresh foods available daily (No ID required)
    • Clothing Closet
    • Personal Care pantry
      • hygiene products
      • cleaning supplies
      • diapers & wipes
  • Back to School Health & Resource Clinic


The Benevolence Fund is open to individuals and families who reside within the Johnston School District boundaries. Funding is limited.

The food pantry and clothing closet are open to Polk County residents.

Intake Process:

To receive services from Johnston Partnership provide:

  • Form of identification for everyone in the family seeking assistance (picture ID, school ID, health insurance card, court document, or any identification issued by any state, US government, or other foreign country)

To apply for the Benevolence Fund, complete and application and interview with Johnston Partnership Place.


Tuesday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm & 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Thursday & Saturday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Mailing Address:

PO Box 975

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Website: View Website