Financial Donations

Food at First’s primary need during this time is monetary donations to cover additional expenditures of serving every meal carry-out during COVID-19.

At Food At First, we want you to be confident your gifts are being used in the best way possible. To make a one-time donation or monthly donation click the “Donate” button. Thank you for your support!

Donate to Food at First

If you’d prefer to mail a check, please make it out to Food At First and mail to:

AMES IA  50010


Donate to the Food at First endowment listed here on the SCCF page either by credit card or if by check, print and mail this form, write Food at First endowment funt on the form and check, or contact the SCCF directly and specify Food at First endowment fund. This donation helps ensure the longevity of Food at First. The endowment fund is managed by Story County Community Foundation (SCCF).

Amazon Smile

Make a difference with every purchase! If you already shop at Amazon, get in the habit of using It is easy to set-up and FAF automatically recieves 0.5% of every purchase. Go to and choose Food at First (from Ames, Iowa).

How to Set-Up Amazon Smile

Firefox: If you use the Firefox browser click here , search for “smile” click the smile add-on and add the smile add-on to your Firefox.  From now on this add-on automatically redirects to Easy peasy, automatic.

Chrome: If you use the Chrome browser click here search for “smile” next to “smile always”  click add to Chrome.  From now on this add-on automatically redirects to

Safari: If you use Safari browser click here click KeepOnSmiling.safariextz  which will download this extension. Find the downloaded file in the download folder and double click it. Click “Trust” when asked. From now on this add-on automatically redirects to

501(c)(3) Charity

Food at First is tax-exempt under the section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Food At First tax ID number is 27-0597091. It is eligible to receive contributions, deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.