Adel, IA
Food Pantries

Food pantries give free food to local residents. There are 87 food pantries in the Adel area.

1 Miles Away

Adel , IA 50003

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A crisis is a close encounter of the third kind.
-- Guy Finley

United Methodist Church - Adel Food Pantry

2 Miles Away

115 South 10th Street
Adel, IA 50003
(515) 993-3791

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WEDNESDAY NIGHT MEAL is served 5:30pm-7pm. Cost for the meal: $4.00 for adult, $1.00 children up to 10 years old, $12.00 maximum per family Lori Hawbaker (515) 677-2669.

DONATIONS of canned meats and fruits, soups, cereal, flour, sugar, and other non-perishable items.

By appointment

If we do not change our direction, we are likely to end up where we are headed.
-- Chinese Proverb

Ministerial Association - Adel United Methodist Church

2 Miles Away

115 South Tenth Street
Adel, IA 50003
(515) 993-3791

MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION provides emergency gasoline and food Able to assist local residents as well as transients.

Mon-Sun 24 hours (services), Office Mon-Fri 8 am-3:30 pm

Our power is in our ability to decide.
-- Buckminster Fuller

Waukee Area Christian Services - Westview Church

10 Miles Away

1155 South East Boone Drive
Waukee, IA 50263
(515) 321-0894

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WAUKEE AREA CHRISTIAN FOOD PANTRY provides non perishable food, personal items, and baby items to those in the Waukee area Non-profit outreach ministry supported by Waukee area churches.

FREE CLINIC is open Monday 6pm-8pm, patient registration 5:30pm-7pm. Services include: Illness / Minor Injury Care, Well Child Exams Sports / School Physicals, Employment Physicals, Chronic Disease Management, Diabetes - Blood Glucose Testing, High Blood Pressure Testing, Patient Assistance Program Enrollment, etc.

Mon 4 pm-6 pm, Thu 9 am-11 am

Want to learn to eat a lot? Here it is: Eat a little. That way, you will be around long enough to eat a lot.
-- Anthony Robbins

Grimes United Methodist Church - Food Pantry

14 Miles Away

801 West First Street
Grimes, IA 50111
(515) 986-4036

FOOD PANTRY visitors can pick up dry goods as well as vouchers for perishable goods (residents of Grimes only) Food and monetary donations are welcome.

By appointment on Tue and Thu 9:30 am-2:30 pm

The manager has a short-range view; the leader has a long-range perspective.
-- Warren Bennis

Granger Food Pantry Plus

15 Miles Away

1910 Locust Street
Granger, IA 50109
(515) 999-2268

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GRANGER FOOD PANTRY PLUS provides canned goods and vouchers for fresh food (i.e. eggs, milk, meat) usually for 2 to 3 days


SCHOOL CLOTHES (limited emergency financial aid to help with coats and boots for school age children)

HOLIDAY PROGRAM - gifts for Christmas.

Irregular - call for details

For a nation which has an almost evil reputation for bustle, bustle, bustle, and rush, rush, rush, we spend an enormous amount of time standing around in line in front of windows, just waiting. - Benchley -- or Else!
-- Robert Benchley

Perry Ministerial Association

16 Miles Away

1312 Third Street
Perry, IA 50220
(515) 465-4387

MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION provides assistance to persons who find themselves temporarily unable to pay rent or utilities because of an emergency, illness, loss of a job, or death in a family It will also provide temporary housing and food for those who are homeless. Also can provide gas vouchers and transient assistance.

Irregular - call for details

Happiness is a continuation of happenings which are not resisted.
-- Deepak Chopra

Family Development Center - Dallas County

16 Miles Away

2814 First Street
Perry, IA 50220
(515) 465-5185

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FAMILY DEVELOPMENT CENTER provides financial assistance for rent and utility assistance.

FOOD PANTRY can assist families with food up to four times per year (once every 90 days). Serves Bouton, Perry, Woodward, Minburn and Dawson.

MATERNAL HEALTH PROGRAM provides prenatal care including: medical care from a physician, nutrition and dental assessments as well as counseling from a social worker.

WIC PROGRAM offers nutrition education and direct assistance in the form of food coupons redeemable at grocery stores, for pregnant women, infants, and children up to age five.

WEATHERIZATION PROGRAM offers insulating attic and side walls Administers federal Low-income Home Energy Assistance Program - provides heating assistance payments and furnace and hot water heater checks. This program can replace any unsafe furnace or water heater if the client owns their home or rents.

ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM may pay partially for heating bill if meet guidelines. LIHEAP.

FAMILY DEVELOPMENT is designed to assist families on ADC achieve economic and social self sufficiency.

SHARE IOWA is a non-profit self help program For two hours of volunteer service, participants can purchase a $25-$45 supplemental food package of frozen meats, fresh fruits and vegetables at a reduced cost of $22.00 in cash or food stamps. Food orders must be made in advance; a variety of food packages is available each month. Call or visit web site for local office information; this is a statewide program.

Mon-Fri 9 am-3 pm

You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come in contact with a new idea.
-- John Nuveen

West Des Moines Senior Center

16 Miles Away

217 Fifth Street
West Des Moines, IA 50265
(515) 222-3440

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WEST DES MOINES SENIOR CENTER provides a congregate meal site for seniors age 60 and over Meals served from 11:30am to 12 pm Recreational, wellness and educational programs available as well as health improvement programs Additional activities are: ceramics, crafts, tournaments, and special interest classes such as exercise, History, Bingo and Friday Parties. Varied health services (podiatry, dental, physicals, blood pressure checks, and well elderly)

FARMER'S MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM provides coupons which can be redeemed at participating farmers markets for fresh fruits and vegetables (June 1-Oct. 31) Applications are available at local Senior Center or the Area Agency on Aging.

Mon-Fri 9 am-1 pm

In order to excel, you must be completely dedicated to your chosen sport. You must also be prepared to work hard and be willing to accept destructive criticism. Without 100 percent dedication, you won't be able to do this.
-- Willie Mays

West Des Moines Human Services

16 Miles Away

318 Fifth Street
West Des Moines, IA 50265
(515) 222-3660

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WEST DES MOINES HUMAN SERVICES CENTER provides information, outreach and referral services. Services include:

HOMELESS PREVENTION - partial rent or mortgage payment, partial rent deposit, or partial temporary housing assistance and partial emergency utilities assistance. West Des Moines only.

SHOWER is available to assist homeless individuals Call 222-3660 for hours and availability.

TRANSITIONAL HOUSING PROGRAM for eligible homeless families - must call to check for availability.

TRANSPORTATION for elderly or persons with disabilities. Must be WDM resident. Contact Carmen Murille, 222-3661.

HANDYMAN SERVICE available to seniors and disabled (see separate listing) 515-222-3661.

LIHEAP energy assistance or heating bill assistance is available for one month during the winter months, November- April (serves all Western Suburbs).

GAS/ELECTRIC emergency utility assistance to families experiencing financial hardship (West Des Moines only).

H20 PLUS program assists with West Des Moines water or municipal services bill.

EICP (Energy Crisis Intervention Payments program) offers furnace repair/replacement assistance

WEATHERIZATION program offers plastic for windows, strips of wood and nails to put plastic in place - qualifying household.


FOOD PANTRY serves the Western suburbs of Polk County (except Urbandale & Windsor Heights, which can go to Urbandale food pantry) Bring photo ID, currently utility bill, proof of income, SS cards for household members.

SHARE is a private, not-for-profit organization that provides up to 50% savings on food packages once a month. The standared food package varies monthly, and always contains packages fresh fruit, vegetables and meat. Participant receives groceries of a retail value of $44.00 for $22.00 Accept cash or food stamps; no income eligibility. Contact: Shawn, 327-8662 or Richard, 279-5783, or Share Iowa 800-344-1107.

GARDEN PROGRAM apply in April for limited value garden voucher.

PERSONAL PANTRY includes soap, shampoo, feminine care products, toilet tissue, deodorant, diapers, and toothpaste (based on donations/availability). Bring photo ID, currently utility bill, proof of income, SS cards for household members.

CLOTHING CLOSET offers clothing and household items for low income clients; Mon, Tue and Thu 8 am-3 pm, Wed and Fri 8 am-12 noon.

HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE available during the Thanksgiving and Christmas season (food baskets, toys and meals served at community center).

OTT-MTA Bus Pass Program.

RECREATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS for low-income children: camps, music/dance lessons, sport activities; children's free summer lunch program; holiday assistance and programs; as well as other human service related programs.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES for low-income children in the West Des Moines School District. Call afer June 15th to schedule an appointment.

IOWA SENIOR OLYMPICS (50yrs and older) volunteer opportunities. Call 222-3660 for more information.

NOTARY PUBLIC services available by appointment. Call 222-3660 for more information.

DONATIONS ACCEPTED clothing, personal items, household items, and small appliances Drop off Mon-Fri 8am-4pm.

BUDGET assistance and information (how to set one up).

TAX PREPARATION during the tax season to qualifying individuals; by appointment. Call 222-3660.

Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm, Program Outreach: Mon, Tue, Thu 8 am-3 pm and Wed 8 am-12 noon

Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything.
-- George Lois

Eddie Davis Community Center

16 Miles Away

1312 Maple Street
West Des Moines, IA 50265
(515) 225-6062

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EDDIE DAVIS COMMUNITY CENTER provides a variety of services, including:

FOOD PANTRY, Tuesdays 6 pm-7:30pm.

SEPTEMBER-MAY MEAL SITE Lunch Mon-Fri 11am-1pm, Dinner on Tue and Thu.

CLOTHING CLOSET, Mon-Fri 8am-5pm, Tue and Thu 6pm-7:30pm (September-May only).

FREE LEGAL SERVICES on a limited basis (ask for Vickie).

TUTORING is also available during the school year. Educational Enrichment programs during Summer and Winter School breaks.



FELLOWSHIP HALL can be rented out for special occasions.

Mon-Fri 8 am-4:30 pm; hours vary for each service - see notes

Fortune sides with him who dares.
-- Virgil