Services Provided

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.

Emergency Assistance

By combining funding from local churches, individuals, grants, fundraising, etc., IRAS assists more than 2400 families annually. These funds allow the agency to be flexible when meeting the needs of families.

Examples of our assistance include:

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

How can I help

You can help IRAS assist those in need in the following ways:

  • Volunteer to help for one of our fundraisers
  • Join the IRAS Board of Directors or work on a committee
  • Donate needed resources
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Household cleaning supplies
  • Cash or gift cards