Sieda Community Action and additional groups in the counties we serve will be holding a variety of back to school resource events. For your county and the event(s) that might be a helpful source of school-supplies please look at the table below. There are many wonderful and generous groups in the counties we serve that are doing what they can to help the families in our communities.

Sieda Community Action holds school supply distributions in several of our counties. If you live in Appanoose, Jefferson or Wapello County you can go by the Sieda Resource Center in that county to pick up an application.

Through this yearly supply distributions, Sieda helps provide school supplies and some backpacks for students in Kindergarten through 12th Grade at no cost to the caretakers. To qualify for school supplies, you must be income eligible or have been approved for energy assistance (LIHEAP).

Fill out the application and return it to your counties Sieda Resource Center on or before the deadline for the school supply distribution. Ask your local Sieda Resource Center for further details about the deadlines and eligibility. Phone numbers are in the table below.

Below are the dates, details, and linked flyers, forms, or applications for the distributions throughout our counties:


School Supply Event Information

Appanoose County Back to School Resource Night
Tuesday, August 13th – 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Location: Centerville High School, Centerville
Pick-up an application for free school supplies until August 1st  at the Sieda Resource Center, 111 North Main, Centerville.
If you have questions: 641-856-8437
The Fair will have other back to school items from other community groups.
More Information
Davis County Back To School Resource Fair by Davis County Hospital
Tuesday, August 6th – 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Location: Mutchler Community Center
All Davis County Kids K-6th grade are invited!
More Information
Jefferson County 2019 School Supply Distribution
Wednesday, August 14th – 8:30am-4:30 pmLocation: Sieda Jefferson County Resource Center at 2200 W. Jefferson Ave., Fairfield
To pick-up an application at the center or print this link Jefferson School Supply Application. Do not return them till that day.
If you have questions: 1-800-622-8340
Mahaska County Back-To-School Fair 2019
Thursday, August 1st – 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Penn Central Mall, Center Court
United Way of Mahaska County, Mahaska County YMCA, Salvation Army, Soles4Souls, and Oskaloosa Community Schools
Registration Form: Back-to-School Fair Registration
More Information
Van Buren County Safe & Healthy Kids Fair
Tuesday, July 30th – 5:00-7:00 pm
Roberts Memorial Center, Keosauqua
No application necessary – All Van Buren County Kids PK-12th grade
Van Buren or Harmony Community School or homeschooled in Van Buren County will receive a free school supply voucher and backpack. There is also free dental screening, books, hygiene items, vision screening, snacks and more.
Wapello County 2019 Wapello County School Supply Distribution
Friday, August 16th – 9:00am – 3:00 pm
Location: Sieda Wapello County Resource Center at 725 West Second Street, Ottumwa
Pick-up an application before that day at 725 West Second Street, Ottumwa
If you have questions: 641-682-8741 x 151