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). 

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


School Supply Event Information

Appanoose County*Both Events will combine applicants into one list to receive supplies. You will not need to apply for both events.

Sieda Appanoose County School Supply Distribution
Drive-Up and Pick-Up supplies Tuesday, August 11 from 5 – 7 pm
Outside the Sieda Resource Center, 111 North Main, Centerville.
Pick-up and return the application by August 3rd for free school supplies.
For questions call 641-856-8437.
School Supply Application

Appanoose County Back to School Resource Night
Drive-through Event: Tuesday, August 11, from 5 – 7 pm
Faith United Methodist Church parking lot in Centerville
School Supply Application
Can apply until August 2.

Davis CountyDavis County Back to School Resource Fair
Tuesday, August 4th – 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Location: Davis County Fairgrounds
Drive-thru event for pre-registered students K-6th grade.
Pre-Register by June 26th.
More Information & Registration
Jefferson CountySieda Jefferson County School Supply Distribution
Drive-Thru for supplies Friday, August 14th, from 8:30 – 4:00
Pick-up an application for free school supplies outside the Sieda Resource Center, 2200 West Jefferson Ave., Fairfield
School Supply Application
If you have questions: 641-472-6140
Mahaska CountyBack-To-School Fair 2020
Thursday, August 12th – 2:30 – 6:30 pm
Lacey Recreation Baseball Parking Lot, drive-thru
United Way of Mahaska County and Cargill
Pre-Registration by July 31: Back-to-School Fair Registration
More Information
Van Buren CountySafe & Healthy Kids Fair
Date, Time, and pick-up location to be announced
For all Van Buren County Kids PK-12th grade, including homeschool
To sign-up, fill out the application and drop off at your local library, email, or mail the application, post-mark by July 10th
School Supply Application
For more information on returning your application
Wapello CountySieda Wapello County School Supply Distribution
Drive-Thru for supplies Friday, August 14th – 9 am – 3:30 pm
Location: Sieda Wapello Resource Center at 725 W. Second St., Ottumwa
Pick-up an application before that day at 725 West Second Street, Ottumwa
School Supply Application
If you have questions: 641-682-8741 x 151