Ankeny, IA
Food Pantries

Food pantries give free food to local residents. There are 90 food pantries in the Ankeny area.

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Ankeny , IA 50021

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Trying is a part of failing. If you are afraid to fail then you're afraid to try.
-- Mrs. Cunningham

Alpha Women's Center - Ankeny

2 Miles Away

406 South West School Street
Ankeny, IA 50023
(515) 965-7885

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ALPHA WOMEN'S CENTER is a Baptist pro life organization dedicated to providing material, emotional, and spiritual assistance to those with needs related to pregnancy, sexuality, parenting issues and post-abortion stress Services:


PARENTING EDUCATION: Classes, videos and books on prenatal and parenting skills, first aid, nutrition, safety, etc. Some classes available in Spanish.

BABY CLOSET: clothing (for ages 0-2 years), diapers, wipes, formula, and linens To receive free items must attend classes in parenting, prenatal, Bible study, WIC or doctor appointments Emergency help also available.






Ankeny: Mon and Wed 9 am-5 pm

We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible.
-- Chretien Malesherbes

Johnston Partnership Place

7 Miles Away

5870 Merle Hay Road Suite D
Johnston, IA 50131
(515) 868-1357

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CLOTHING CLOSET serves Johnston and the Johnston School District.

FOOD PANTRY is offered once per month to eligible families and community members in Johnston and the Johnston School District. Includes personal grooming items. SNAP (food stamps) assistance sign-up is also available on-site.

JUMP is a school-based community mentoring program which matches Johnston students in grades 5-12 with an adult mentor Chris Wilson, 515-986-2007.

DONATIONS of gently used clothing, food and any personal hygiene items are accepted.

Clothing Closet and Food Pantry: Tue & Sat 10 am-2 pm; Other services By appointment

If I play my best, I can win anywhere in the world against anybody.
-- Ray Floyd

Caring Hands Outreach Center

9 Miles Away

201 Ninth Street NE
Altoona, IA 50009
(515) 967-4533

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FOOD PANTRY serves the SE Polk School District, through church and community area donations Clients must go through the county relief before church provides assistance monetarily.

Food pantry: Mon and Wed 4 pm-6 pm, 1st and 3rd Sat 9 am-11am

Success with money, family, relationships, health, and careers is the ability to reach your personal objectives in the shortest time, with the least effort and with the fewest mistakes. The goals you set for yourself and the strategies you choose become your blueprint or plan. Strategies are like recipes: choose the right ingredients, mix them in the correct proportions, and you will always produce the same predictable results: in this case financial success. The success strategies for managing money and building wealth are called Money Strategies. By learning to use money strategies as a part of your day-to-day life, financial frustration and failure will become a thing of the past.
-- Charles Givens

Urbandale Food Pantry

10 Miles Away

7611 Douglas Avenue
Urbandale, IA 50322
(515) 251-6688

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URBANDALE FOOD PANTRY is a non-profit DMARC food pantry which offers food and personal items to residents of Urbandale and Windsor Heights.

FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS in collaboration with Polk County Health Department; types of screenings will change each month - blood sugar, blood pressure, bone density, HIV and sexually transmitted, and many more. Available to residents of Urbandale, Windsor Heights, Clive, Johnston, and Grimes.

DONATIONS are welcome; including cash, personal grooming items and food Food can also be dropped in red barrels located in Urbandale grocery stores or at DMARC (3816 36th Street, Suite 202 Des Moines IA).

Mon 10 am-2 pm & 5:30 pm-7:30 pm, Wed & Thu 10 am-2pm

If a man happens to find himself, he has a mansion which he can inhabit with dignity all the days of his life.
-- James A. Michener

Islamic Center of Des Moines

10 Miles Away

6201 Franklin Avenue
Urbandale, IA 50322
(515) 255-0212

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ISLAMIC CENTER OF DES MOINES offers advocacy and support to local Islamic groups.

FREE MEDICAL CLINIC on Saturdays 9am-11am.

FOOD PANTRY on Saturdays 9am-12 noon.

Irregular - call for details

Silence is the great teacher, and to learn its lessons you must pay attention to it. There is no substitute for the creative inspiration, knowledge, and stability that come from knowing how to contact your core of inner silence. The great Sufi poet Rumi wrote, "Only let the moving waters calm down, and the sun and moon will be reflected on the surface of your being.".
-- Deepak Chopra

Helping Families Inc

10 Miles Away

11111 Aurora Ave
Urbandale, IA 50322
(515) 480-5400

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To provide basic needs to families in need.

Helping Families programs include immediate housing for homeless families, access to food and food programs, access to food and basic home supplies pantry. Also, assistence in securing long term housing.

Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
-- Confucius

Grimes United Methodist Church - Food Pantry

11 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

Integrity is the essence of everything successful.
-- Buckminster Fuller

WIC Program - Polk County

11 Miles Away

2300 Euclid Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50310
(515) 282-5800

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WIC (Women Infants, & Children) is a supplemental nutrition program for babies, children under the age of 5, pregnant women, breastfeeding women, and women who have had a baby in the last 6 months. Provides healthy foods, nutrition education, and referrals to other health care agencies.


FARMER'S MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM provides coupons which can be redeemed at participating farmers markets for fresh fruits and vegetables (June 1-Oct. 31).

Mon-Fri 8 am-4:30 pm

Opportunity is missed by most people because it comes dressed in overalls and looks like work.
-- Thomas Alva Edison

St. Vincent De Paul Society - Des Moines

11 Miles Away

1426 6th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50314
(515) 282-8327

ST VINCENT DE PAUL assists families who cannot afford utility, rent or mortgage payments, clothing, furniture and food.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE for electric bills under $750, rent and mortgage payments. Must complete the General Relief process and have approval or denial papers, as well as a landlord statement. A person is eligible for financial assistance every 6 months. Must bring photo ID, social security cards for all household members, if no social security card is available please bring tax forms DO NOT ASSIST with deposit or first months rent phone bills, electric bills over $750, YMCA rent, Randolph Hotel rent, hotels or transitional housing, bus tokens, Greyhound bus tickets, and gasoline

FOOD and CLOTHING is available every 3 months.

FURNITURE when available.

OPERATION SANTA CLAUS holiday assistance program.

LITERACY CENTER offers GED, ESL and computer classes (English and Spanish).

Mon-Fri 8:30 am-3 pm first come first serve

There is nothing lost or wasted in this life.
-- Bhagavad-gita

St. Mary Family Center

11 Miles Away

1815 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50316
(515) 262-7290

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FINANCIAL AID is no longer provided.

CLOTHING CLOSET: offers clothes for all ages.

FOOD PANTRY (DMARC) AND PERSONAL PANTRY: provides family food boxes, as well as bread, dairy and produce daily when available When available can offer personal hygiene items, including diapers and formula - once per month per family Must live in designated DMARC area.

Mon-Fri 10 am-3:30 pm

The person who starts out simply with the idea of getting rich won't succeed; you must have a larger ambition. There is no mystery in business success...If you do each day's task successfully, and stay faithfully within these natural operations of commercial laws which I talk so much about, and keep your head clear, you will come out all right.
-- John D Rockefeller