This page was setup as a way for people in the Cedar Rapids area either free meals food. Places to buy food etc...
Other Pages ... I setup for where to Donate Things but also could be a good place to get things Free or cheap :)
Page I added for Student Discount
Page I added for Shopping
Page for Low Income Resources
Free meals and food banks
Salvation Army Community Center
Hot Meals : Our program is available Monday through Friday at no cost and to anyone who comes seeking a meal. Breakfast is from 8am - 9am and lunch is from 12noon - 1pm.
Food Pantry: By offering access to free fresh produce and canned goods, we provide valuable meal supplementation while helping those in need maintain their independence and dignity.
The Food Pantry Program here in Cedar Rapids is available Monday thru Friday. We prefer participants have set appointments to guarantee they will see the caseworker. Our office hours are 9:00-12:00 and 1:00-4:30
Sunday Breakfast: Sunday, 10:30 AM
Address 1000 C Ave. NW Cedar Rapids 52405
Weekday Free Meal Program
operates Monday through Friday from 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM
a box of staple groceries to help those who need food support for themselves and their families. Application must be completed and IDs are required for each member of the household. The Food Pantry is available by appointment only. They also have a free Clothes Closet too.
Address: 1700 B Ave NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Phone: (319) 365-1782
Hours Mon, Wed, Fri 1:00-3:00
Located in the lower level of
First Presbyterian Church
310 5th St SE Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Hours: Wed. 1 to 3 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m. to noon & 5:30 p.m.
Frequency: Once every 4 weeks (MUST call ahead)
Address: 420 6th St. SE Cedar Rapids
Wednesday mornings, 8-10 am.
Each family may receive food once per month. Please enter through the food pantry entrance on the South side of the building. For more information, please contact the church office.
Phone (319) 393-3709.
I have a list of all locations and address and contact info here. v different grocery stores in Cedar Rapids https://www.cjflynn.com/e/crbyzip/data/grocerystoresinlinn
A member owned co-op that I am a member-owner
lots of high quality variety one of the most expensive Grocery store with prices that could rival Hy-Vee but everyone is paid fairly from the unionized employees to the food producers
Phone (319) 365-2632
Address: 3338 Center Point Rd NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
for a good value you store with a fair section I have heard that if they dont have it you dont need it :)
for the opposite of the Paradox of Choice so one can spend ones time in money on other avenues https://www.aldi.us/
I would also say Hy-Vee and Walmart service a good spot in the market as well.
Lots of full stores and smaller drugstores around the area.
I dont really go here much they have really low prices but I just dont feel like this place is worth it with all the problems that happen at these places they are bus depots that just happen to have a store where people can buy things but they do fit a market demand.
I buy paper towels & toilet paper, water V8 Drinks frozen food hotdogs Its right on the Northeast side of Cedar Rapids a lot eaiser to get to than CostCo which is in the Iowa City area.
and just different things I could buy at bulk at a lower price there than anywhere else.
A lot of it can be had for $1.25 some of its OK to buy or eat some not so much.
Leonardo's Pizzeria http://leonardospizzacr.com/
cool place to eat at best place on the West side of town
New Haven pizza is available downtown CR
Nelson's Meat Market http://www.nelsonsmeat.com/
Good ribs Wednesdays Only great burgers cooked out weekdays in the summer.
Pies & more
Kathy's Pies the best shop in eastern Iowa located downtown CR.
Big 10 Mart has $1 coffee http://www.big10mart.com/
DountLand the last of them are in CR.
Salvation Army & other Thrift shop
like Thrift shops, most of what I have for things in my house was bought at one or a garage sale. I also have gone dumpster diving a few times when I see a business or a place doing some remodeling a lot of times they over purchase materials or get rid of perfectly good things just because they're out of style and you can usually clean it up keep it donated or sell it.
What would I get to eat and where would I eat it?
Hy-vee when they have their sales and specials from the pennysaver and their app you can get some real good deals
Food & Fun
What would I get to eat and where would I eat it?
What got me interested in this topic is the way my health declined. I had trouble working and then ended up on Medicaid I appreciate that Medicaid was expanded in Iowa. Almost everyone should have some sort of health insurance in Iowa. I think it's better for people to have Medicaid so they can get a lot of preventative care is that's a lot cheaper than emergency room and ICU care. It's one in four people in the state of Iowa that are covered by Medicaid. You can get your eyes checked out by a doctor but no glasses or contacts are covered and dental care is totally out of your pocket. you can apply at www.Heathcare.gov
Health insurance: Iowa Health Link (Medicaid) - Amerigroup: 1-800-600-4441
Community Health Free Clinic
947 14th Avenue SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
His Hands Free Clinic
1245 2nd Avenue SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52403
Eastern Iowa Health Center
health clinics that is federally qualified health center (FQHC)
1201 3rd Avenue SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
Discounted and free services for sexual health, birth control, routine testing, pregnancy, and more.
3425 1st Ave SE Suite 100, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Phone: (877) 849-0765
Linn County Public Health Clinic
1020 6th Street SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
You can get low cost or free vaccinations at local health districts.
Also ask them about other preventative vaccines, like HPV and Flu Shots.
Tends to be the main one for most employees otherwise its probably better to just pay out of pocket.
Phone 800) 877-7195
I had this when I was on Medicaid
Eye care & Glasses
Miller has some good deals glasses can be had for around $100 they also take Medicaid.
Vision: Miller Family EyeCare, 576 Boyson Rd NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Phone: (319) 373-3737 https://www.millerfamilyeyecare.com/
https://www.zennioptical.com/ has some low cost options for glasses I heard $7 for glasses but not sure they still do that.
Respectacle is a place you can donate glasses but also get a free pair as well
AeroCare / Community Medical Supply,
1723 Hawkeye Dr, Hiawatha, IA 52233
Ramps and Wheelchair Ramp Accessibility Program (WRAP)
I had some family that needed to get a ramp from there house these guys were great we had to pay $600 for materials but they offer grants too and the labor was free and they did a great job. https://wrapiowa.org/
If you have trouble paying for the materials needed for the ramp WRAP can work with you or you could reach out to this Masonic Lodge https://www.mthermonlodge263.com/
UnityPoint Health - AbbeHealth Services - Aging Services enhances the lives of older adults by providing services and resources to assist them in remaining independent Phone (319) 398-3647 Website
Heritage Area Agency On Aging
Heritage Area Agency on Aging is a non-profit organization providing innovative services and access to local resources that improve the quality of life for older adults, adults with disabilities and family caregivers. Phone: (319) 398-5559 https://www.heritageaaa.org/
Medical Debt: America’s Sick Creation
https://www.medicalert.org/ $50 a year membership with bracelet
Free Smoke Fire Alarms
Salvation Army Thrift shop
Free Lunch places
Little Free food pantry
Some doctors accept a discounted cash payment for treatment, so shop around where you live to see available options.