Ready Set School Distribution

School Kids

Ready Set School Distribution

Registration Open Online June 7 - July 12

As summer comes to a close, it is time to start thinking about getting all the new school year items your student needs to start the year off right! Join us for this organized school needs distribution for Johnson & Washington County students (K-12) who are eligible for Free & Reduced Lunch. Register Today!

Please reserve your spot at the event in advance to ensure we have enough supplies for everyone.  All information will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.

Click here for a flyer 

Ready Set School Details

Date: Friday, August 9th

Location: Johnson County Fair Grounds, 4261 Oak Crest Hill Rd SE, Iowa City, IA 52246. Building C

How to Sign up: Use the link above to reserve your spot, or sign up at the following agencies:

  • CommUnity Crisis Services and Food Bank
  • Coralville Community Food Pantry
  • Coralville Public Library
  • Iowa City Public Library
  • North Liberty Community Pantry
  • North Liberty Public Library
  • Salvation Army

What is available: School supplies, Dental and eye screenings, Vaccinations, and Hair Cuts.


How Can I Help?

Please use the "Notes" section of the donation form to indicate the donation is for "Ready Set School".

Supply Lists

Host a supply drive within your workplace, church group, family, or amongst neighbors. We expect to serve over 1,200 students at Ready Set School and every donated item will make a difference for local students in need. We recommend collections of 2-3 specific items in order to make collections more effective and efficient.

You can use this flyer to share the supply list for your drive or contact Emily Meister at to help create a specific flyer for your own drive!

More information on where to drop supplies off and when supply collections must be complete coming soon...

Many hands make light work and it will take many hands to serve 1,200 students at the August 9th event! Sign up today to lend a hand and volunteer for Ready Set School. We have several positions open for volunteering in a variety of areas for all abilities.