Iowa City Free Lunch Program

An open door, a full plate, no questions asked

The Free Lunch Program (FLP) is one of the “quiet services” in the Iowa City area that strives to do one thing well: provide a free, filling and healthy lunch to anyone who comes to us.

Volunteers bring a spirit of caring and compassion to our program as the people we serve are treated as guests. We come together knowing that we’re all deeply connected and dependent on one another, no matter our current circumstances.

Are you curious about The Free Lunch Program? Come on down and get a bite to eat! There are no identification requirements or paperwork involved, all you need to do is show up.

Lunch is served by teams of dedicated volunteers Monday through Saturday from noon to 1pm.

Have other questions? Check out the contacts on our About page.

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“Thank you all so much! You all make my bad days better and the food is always so good!”

-FLP Guest


Volunteer groups


Volunteers annually


Meals served daily