Services Provided

Holiday Food Box

Thanksgiving Baskets consist of a turkey certificate, mashed potatoes, gravy mix, stuffing, canned vegetables, fruit, cereal, bread, Jell-O, and a dessert mix and a variety of other items.

Backpack Buddy Program

Through local support the Backpack Buddy Program provides weekend food packages to children who likely good without food over the weekends without our assistance in the following schools;
Clinton Middle School
Jefferson Elementary
Bluff Elementary
Whittier Elementary &
Eagle Heights Elementary

Mobile Food Pantries

Sponsored by the River Bend Food Bank and ADM IRAS coordinates Mobile Food Pantries quarterly. Food is distributed to families in need in Clinton County.

Emergency Assistance

By combining funding from local churches, individuals, grants, fundraising, etc., IRAS assists more than 4500 families annually. These funds allow the agency to be flexible when meeting the needs of families.

Examples of our financial assistance include:

  • Work clothes
  • Bus passes
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Eye glasses
  • Utilities and rent
  • Medications

Pantries United

IRAS administers the Pantries United program, which includes two emergency food sites that provide nonperishable food items to those in need. Find out more here.

Helping Hands Resource Guide

IRAS updates and maintains the information in the Helping Hands Resource Guide. Every 2 to 3 years, IRAS updates and publishes the resource guide and distributes it to local human service agencies, law enforcement, businesses, etc. as a valuable tool in assisting people in need.

Prescription Medication Assistance

IRAS maintains a Prescription Medication Assistance Program that is fund primarily through the Med Tree contributions at Mercy Medical Center. Individuals who are not able to pay for needed prescription medication are assisted through this program.

  • Food