Iron County Care and Share was founded in 1984 by a group of local churches of different denominations to address the issue of hunger in our community. Originally opened as a food bank, the agency soon grew to include an emergency shelter program. Later, in 1996, the agency added a transitional housing program for single homeless men and women. In 1997 an emergency assistance program for homeless individuals and low-income families in Iron County was added. A homeless outreach program was included in the services offered in 2000.
In September of 2007, the new 5,300 square foot Food Pantry was completed to better handle the needs of the community. Then in 2010, many generous donations helped Iron County Care and Share to build a new Emergency Shelter that not only safely housed single men and women but also complete families.
Working with partners in the community, neighboring counties, and the state, Iron County Care and Share is now able to help homeless and low-income individuals and families work toward self-sufficiency.