The Community Casserole program is back! Free casseroles will be available for pick up every Thursday starting between January and June 2021.

Note: Registration for April is now CLOSED.
Registration for May delivery will open April 19.  


Community Casseroles

One less meal to worry about.

Convivium’s Community Casserole program provides free, wholesome meals that are available each week for pick up and/or delivery.

This program provides one less meal for individuals and families to worry about during this challenging time. The global pandemic and its effects on our economy have been felt locally – leaving many families in our community struggling to put adequate meals on the table.

Over the past three months, we have distributed over 3000 casseroles to families right here in our community! Thanks to a lot of community support and a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, we started again the first full week of January and are offering weekly meals again that can be picked up each Thursday from two different locations OR delivered to your home.


Pick up locations and times:

There is no registration required to pick up a casserole – you can just show up to one of these locations each week!

Convivium Urban Farmstead every Thursday between 11 am and 1:30 pm (or until supplies last).
2811 Jackson St. Dubuque, IA 52001 

Resources Unite every Thursday from 2 to 4 pm (or until supplies last).
1900 John F. Kennedy Rd. Dubuque, IA 52002


Information about delivery

***NOTE: Registration for April is now closed. You can register for May delivery starting April 19.***

We are excited to partner with DuRide to offer delivery of these wholesome meals right to your home! We have had several requests for delivery as many neighbors and residents suffer from health or mobility issues that make it difficult to leave the home, especially during COVID.

To sign up for delivery, you must fill out a registration form for each month that you would like meals. You will be able to select the meals that you want, the day/time you would like them dropped off, as well as provide information about how we can best deliver to your home. April’s delivery registration is now closed.

If you have questions or need help filling out this form, please call Natalie at 563.557.2900 or email


Delivery options:

Wednesday evening between 5 and 7 pm*

Thursdays between 11 am and 1 pm*

Thursdays between 4 and 6 pm*

*You will receive a call each week before your casserole is delivered to remind you.

April’s Menu

Green Bean & Tator Tot Casserole – April 8

Lasagna – April 15

Taco Casserole – April 22

Chicken Pot Pie Casserole – April 29


This program is a true community project and is made possible by several amazing partners.

A special thank you to GreenIowa AmeriCorps, DuRide, Resources Unite, Clarke University’s Food Science Program, and St. Stephen’s Food Bank. 

Get Involved!

If you would like to support this free meal program, consider making a donation or volunteering your time to help assemble the meals! 

How you can help:


Through the first twelve weeks of our free casserole program, we have seen firsthand the increased need for food and have heard from so many patrons how helpful it is to have even just one less meal to worry about each week. Your donation helps to provide ingredients and purchase supplies that make it possible to give away over 600 meals a month.

Click here to make a donation today.


Help us create the meals! It takes a lot of work to make 150 casseroles from scratch each week. Tuesday mornings we prepare all of the ingredients and Wednesday evenings we assemble. We are limiting group sizes to 6 people – grab your family or friends and come join us for an evening of delicious fun!

Email if you are interested in volunteering.


Thank you to our generous supporters.

Convivium Urban Farmstead is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to create community around all aspects of food. Your patronage helps support our non-profit activities.

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