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Adel United Methodist Church

Address:
115 S 10th St
Adel, IA 50003

(1 Mile Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(515) 993-3791

Website:
http://adelumc.org/

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

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

The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination.

-- Carl Rogers

Waukee Area Christian Services

Address:
1155 SE Boone Dr
Waukee, IA 50263

(10 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(515) 987-5523

Website:
http://www.waukeechristianservices.org

Services:
Waukee Area Christian Services Accepts Donated Items For The Food Pantry. We Accept Personal Care And Hygiene Items, Household Cleaning Supplies, Diapers, Wet Wipes, Formula And Infant Or Toddler Foods. We Also Accept Meats, Dairy, Eggs And Cheese And Other Refrigerator Or Freezer Items.

Hours:
FOOD PANTRY: Mon 4 pm-6 pm, Thu 9 am-11 am, 1st and 2nd Sat 9 am-11 am. DONATIONS can be dropped off during weekday pantry hours.

Eligibility:
Open to anyone

Documents To Bring:
Call for details

Grimes United Methodist Church

Address:
801 W 1st St A
Grimes, IA 50111

(15 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(515) 986-4036

Website:
http://www.grimesumc.com/

Services:
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.

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

Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability.

-- Roy L Smith

St Patrick's Catholic Church

Address:
1312 3rd St
Perry, IA 50220

(16 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(515) 465-4387

Website:
http://www.stpatsperry.com/

Services:
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.

Hours:
Irregular - call for details

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Community Opportunity Inc

Address:
1212 2nd St
Perry, IA 50220

(16 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(515) 465-5185

Website:
http://www.newopp.org

Services:
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.

Hours:
Mon-Fri 9 am-3 pm

People Some people are like wheelbarrows; useful only when pushed, and very easily upset. The time to stop talking is when the other person nods his head affirmatively but says nothing.

-- Henry S. Haskins

West Des Moines Community Center

Address:
217 5th St
West Des Moines, IA 50265

(16 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(515) 222-3440

Website:
http://www.wdm.iowa.gov

Services:
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.

Hours:
Mon-Fri 9 am-1 pm

West Des Moines Human Services

Address:
139 6th St
West Des Moines, IA 50265

(16 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(515) 222-3660

Website:
http://www.wdmhumanservices.com

Services:
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.

AIR CONDITIONERS and FANS.

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.

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

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

-- Mahatma Gandhi

Urbandale Food Pantry

Address:
7611 Douglas Ave #34-35
Urbandale, IA 50322

(17 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(515) 251-6688

Website:
http://www.urbandalefoodpantry.org

Services:
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).

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

Neighborhood Center

Address:
202 N Taylor St
Mt Ayr, IA 50854

(17 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(641) 464-2401

Website:
http://www.maturacommunityaction.com

Services:
RINGGOLD COUNTY NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER provides the following programs through Matura Action Corporation:

HEAD START/CHILD DEVELOPMENT: provides child development activities and learning experiences Assists parents and guardians in building a better life for their children.

WIC Program: nutritional educational program that offers food packages for children 0-5 years of age and women who are pregnant, breast-feeding, or who just had a baby.

MATERNAL HEALTH Program: provides services for pregnant women which include health education, nutrition, counseling, and support to encourage a healthy pregnancy.

CHILD HEALTH Program: provides preventative health care for infants and children Assistance is available for children with no health insurance.

HAWK-I: outreach for no cost, or low cost, health care coverage.

LIHEAP: energy assistance for low income households - helps pay part of fuel bills through the winter months.

HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE available, call for information.

FAMILY DEVELOPMENT SELF-SUFFICIENCY PROGRAM.

WEATHERIZATION PROGRAM.

VOLUNTEER PROGRAM.

SENIOR LIVING CHORE SERVICE PROGRAM.

EMERGENCY FOOD and SHELTER PROGRAM.

FAMILY REWARDS PROGRAM.

WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT.

Hours:
Mon-Fri 8 am-4:30 pm

Discontent is the first necessity of progress.

-- Thomas Alva Edison

The Mission Church

Address:
12001 Ridgemont Dr
Urbandale, IA 50323

(17 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(515) 255-2122

Website:
http://www.firstfederated.org

Services:
CLOTHING CLOSET AND FOOD PANTRY provide free food and clothing to individuals in need Food boxes in a limited supply of canned and boxed goods Available to the public only three times a year, with an ID.

GRIEF SHARE provides a support group for anyone dealing with a loss Meets at First Federated Church.

DIVORCE CARE is also offered for those struggling with separation and divorce

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) offers a monthly meeting for mothers of preschoolers to share concerns, explore creativity, receive instructions and build relationships.

Hours:
Clothing: Wed 12:30 pm-2 pm; Food Pantry: Tue 9 am-11am; Other services are Irregular - call for details

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