The purpose of my research was to identify the barriers that rural food pantries face in trying to provide food security to their clients. I identified possible barriers that clients could face both externally and internally. I also adapted from the USDA’s module for measuring food security, questions that measure food security, these combined with questions about specific barriers were developed into a survey for the food pantry clients of the Mid-Iowa Community Action Center. I used two levels of food security, level 1 meaning more food secure and level 2 meaning less food secure, I cross tabulated and completed a chi-square test for each of these relative measurements of food security with each barrier: transportation, food preparation knowledge, access to food appliances, availability of bread and milk programs, and food choice. Many rural pantry clients face different barriers than that of an urban client, so it was not surprising that I found the most significant barrier was an external one, transportation. The next most significant barrier was an internal one, the availability of milk vouchers. As MICA transitions into a food choice pantry and adjusts the voucher programs, the information gathered from the survey will give voice to the clients about the barriers they are experiencing.