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Table to Table

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Help us keep food from going to waste by rescuing it from donors and delivering it to area agencies that serve the hungry, homeless, and at-risk populations! In 2018 our volunteers rescued 2.4 million pounds of food and we would love your help!

Volunteer Duties
Interacting with donor organizations
- Boxing and loading food donations into Table to Table van
- Transporting food to recipient organizations such as community pantries, shelters, preschools, etc.
- Unloading food

Most volunteer shifts start between 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM or 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM and run around 2 hours. Routes run Monday-Saturday. Contact or 319-337-3400 more information.

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About Table to Table


840 South Capitol St., Iowa City, IA 52240, US

Mission Statement

To keep wholesome, edible food from going to waste by collecting it from donors and distributing it to those in need through agencies that serve the hungry, homless, and at risk populations.


Table to Table, a United Way agency of Johnson County,

Volunteers are an essential element of our organization and provide the means for us to pursue our mission. By keeping food from going to waste, we help these agencies in their efforts to help those in need. Whether the agency we deliver to prepares a meal or distributes groceries, this rescued food is making a positive impact on the lives of others.

Since 1996, Table to Table has rescued over 15 million pounds of food that would have otherwise gone to waste. Last year alone, the Volunteers rescued closed to 2 million pounds of food. Donations are collected from over 30 local grocery stores, bakeries, dairies, restaurants, schools and businesses. Over 30 local social service agencies receive donated food distributed through Table to Table. Each 1.5 pounds of donated food provides an equivalent meal to someone in need. In 2012 Table to Table saved social service agencies over $1,860,000.00 in Johnson County.

Table to Table is one of the only food rescue organization in the state of Iowa. We specialize in "rapid response" retrieval of fresh and perishable foods; we pick up and deliver the donated food items to recipient agencies in the same day.


We'll work with your schedule.


840 South Capitol St.Iowa City, IA 52240



  • People Skills
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Relationship Building
  • Bus/Van Driving


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Weekly shift or 1-2 shifts a month as a substitute

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