Iowa Troop Pantry (ITP), a local non-profit organization was created in 2010 a response to the deployment of nearly 3,000 Iowa National Guard soldiers to Afghanistan. ITP’s primary mission was to make sure every soldier received a package while serving on active duty. With this mission ITP was extremely successful, sending over one and a half tons of supplies in less than twelve months of existence.
Now that most Iowa National Guard soldiers are home, the Iowa Troop Pantry’s mission continues. Since its inception, ITP has sent over six tons of supplies to countries throughout the world directly to deployed military personnel.