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Food

Dickinson Co. Department of Human Services
Dickinson County Courthouse
1802 Hill Avenue, Ste 2401, Spirit Lake, IA 51360
712-336-2555
1-866-336-2555
Apply Online at https://dhs.iowa.gov/

Dinner Date - Lake Park
Lake Park Community Center
903 Market Street, Lake Park, IA 51347
Tuesday and Thursday at 11:30 a.m.
Contact Jim or Marilyn Kessler at 712-832-3540

Food Stamp Application Available Online 
https://dhs.iowa.gov/
Or Call 1-877-937-3663

Mobile Food Pantry
First Presbyterian Church
1220 South Market Street, Lake Park, IA 51347
712-832-3401
First Thursday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Upper Des Moines Opportunity
1575 18th Street, Spirit Lake, IA 51360
712-336-1112
www.udmo.com

Women, Infants and Children
Upper Des Moines Opportunity
101 Robbins Avenue,  Graettinger, IA 51342
800-245-6151 or 712-859-3885

Housing

Community Housing Initiatives
Spencer, 14 West 21st Street, Spencer, IA
712-262-5965

Low-Rent Housing Agency
Section 8 HUD Voucher Office serving Dickinson County
710 Lake Street, Suite 5, Spirit Lake, IA 51360
712-336-2318

Northwest Iowa Regional Housing Authority 
919 2nd Avenue Southwest, PO Box 336
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-7460

Dickinson County Community Services
Dickinson County Courthouse
1802 Hill Avenue, Ste 2502, Spirit Lake, IA 51360
712-336-0775