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Caring Hands Outreach Center

Address:
201 9th St NE
Altoona, IA 50009

(1 Mile Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(515) 967-4533

Website:
http://www.caringhandsoutreachcenter.com

Services:
Caring Hands Outreach Center Provides A Clothes Hanger That Offers Gently Used Clothing For Infants, Children, And Adults And Small Household Goods. Also Provides A Food Pantry For Those In Need Of Food.

Hours:
Pantry hours Mon and Wed 3 pm-6 pm, 1st and 3rd Sat 9 am-11 am

Eligibility:
Residents of the Southeast Polk district, Bondurant district, Pleasant Hill and homeless families are immediately eligible, no income guidelines

Documents To Bring:
Photo ID for adult and current piece of mail or referral from school

Some people grow under responsibility, others merely swell.

-- Hubbell

Central Iowa Shelter & Services

Address:
1420 Mulberry St
Des Moines, IA 50309

(8 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(515) 284-5719

Website:
http://www.centraliowashelter.org

Services:
Dmarc Downtown Food Pantry Provides Food To Central Des Moines Resident, The Food Pantry Can Only Be Utilized Once Very 30 Days, The Amount And Item List Is Determined By An Iowa State Nutritionist For 5 Days Worth Of Meals.

Hours:
Mon 11 am-1:30 pm, Tue 12 pm-1:30 pm and 2:30 pm-5 pm, Wed 11 am-1:30 pm and 2:30 pm-5:30 pm, Thu 9 am-1:30 pm and 2:30 pm-7 pm, Fri 9 am-12 noon and 1 pm-4 pm, Sat 12 pm-3 pm

Eligibility:
Open to anyone who is not staying in the CISS Emergency Shelter

Documents To Bring:
ID for all family members

WIC

Address:
2300 Euclid Ave D
Des Moines, IA 50310

(8 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(515) 282-5800

Website:
http://www.idph.state.ia.us/wic/Default.aspx

Services:
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.

WIC LOCATIONS in Iowa : http://www.idph.state.ia.us/webmap/default.asp?map=wic_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).

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

Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.

-- St Francis Sales

Salvation Army Family Services

Address:
1326-1330 6th Ave
Des Moines, IA 50314

(8 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(515) 282-3422

Website:
http://www.salvationarmy-desmoines.org

Services:
SALVATION ARMY FAMILY SERVICES provides:

COMPASSION IN ACTION SOCIAL SERVICES PROGRAM helps those who need assistance with rent and utilities. Administers emergency financial aid programs for the Des Moines Area Religious Council. Funds are intended for dire need situations and when no other community resource is available to meet the need Funds available for the first 15 people daily based on funds. By Appointment only: must call on Mondays between 8:15am-10am to make an appointment and speak to someone in person.

FOOD PANTRY (only) is based on a set geographical area in the city of Des Moines

CRIBS AND CARSEATS for children/babies are available via referrals from a referral agency (such as Visiting Nurse Services, Health Inc., etc.) only Families cannot come in and receive assistance for cribs and car seats without a referral.

DIAPERS and FORMULA for babies are based on donations received and DMARC Parents must have a photo ID and either the child's birth certificate or Title 19 card and/or WIC book Open to all of Polk County and surrounding area

MEALS: HOMELESS MOBILE CANTEEN serves breakfast starting at 5am on Tuesday and Friday mornings at the following locations: Churches United, YMCA, the neighborhood area of 6th Ave. and Forest Ave. and Laurel Village (on Tuesdays and Fridays only).

HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE includes Toys for Tots, food for the family for Christmas. Call for more information. Sign-up days Nov. 5-9.

DONATIONS are accepted (monetary, clothing, furniture, household, baby & personal items).

Hours:
Financial Assistance By Appointment only (call on Mon 8:15 am-10 am to make an appointment); Food Pantry Mon-Fri 9 am-11:30 am and 1 pm-3:30 pm

Salvation Army Food Pantry and Church

Address:
1216 E 25th Ct
Des Moines, IA 50317

(8 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(515) 266-3156

Website:
http://www.usc.salvationarmy.org

Services:
SALVATION ARMY CITADEL Family Services offers a food pantry for residents living in 50317 and 50327 zip codes only Bring picture ID, ID for all household members, and piece of current mail to verify address.

Hours:
Office Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm; Food Pantry: Mon, Wed, Thu and Fri 10 am-2:50 pm, Tue 1 pm-2:50 pm (Closed for Lunch noon- 1pm)

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.

-- John Wooden

Polk County Senior Center

Address:
2100 SE 5th St
Des Moines, IA 50315

(8 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(515) 288-3734

Website:
https://www.polkcountyiowa.gov/cfys/services/senior-center-locations-and-activity-calendars/

Services:
BROOKS PIONEER COLUMBUS SENIOR CENTER is a congregate meal site for seniors age 60 and over Meals served from 11:30am to 11:45am Recreational and educational activities as well as health improvement programs are available.

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, Lunch served at 11:30am

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Pet Project

Address:
4928 Franklin Ave
Des Moines, IA 50310

(8 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(515) 727-4738

Website:
http://www.thepetprojectmidwest.org

Services:
PET PROJECT MIDWEST programs:

PET PANTRY provides pet food and other pet supplies to people experiencing financial difficulties. Also partner with the Des Moines Area Religious Council food pantries to provide local food pantries with pet food.

PET ALERT uses the power of the Internet to reunite lost pets with their owners. This unique service is an emergency alert system for pets that uses social media to quickly broadcast information about missing or found pets to people in the area (Facebook and Twitter).

ONLINE APPLICATION is available

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES in a variety of areas.

Hours:
By appointment only

Firmness in enduring and exertion is a character I always wish to possess. I have always despised the whining yelp of complaint and cowardly resolve.

-- Robert Burns

Islamic Center of Des Moines

Address:
6201 Franklin Ave
Des Moines, IA 50322

(8 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(515) 255-0212

Website:
http://www.goicdm.org

Services:
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.

Hours:
Irregular - call for details

Hickman Road Church of Christ

Address:
5217 Hickman Rd
Des Moines, IA 50310

(8 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(515) 255-8055

Website:
http://hickmanroadchurchofchrist.org

Services:
HICKMAN ROAD CHURCH OF CHRIST provides a clothing closet and food pantry twice a week. (Canned, dry and frozen foods are available.)

Hours:
Tue 9 am-11am, Thu 2 pm-4 pm or By appointment

The best way to waste your life, ... is by taking notes. The easiest way to avoid living is to just watch. Look for the details. Report. Don't participate.

-- Chuck Palahniuk

Friendship Baptist Center

Address:
1526 Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy
Des Moines, IA 50314

(8 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(515) 244-1701

Website:
http://www.friendshipbaptistcenter.org

Services:
FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CENTER provides the following services:

CLOTHING CLOSET is available Tue and Wed 9:30am-noon

FOOD DISTRIBUTION on the last Thu of the month from 4:30pm-5:30pm.

SATURDAY SUPPER on last Sat of the month.

LIFE SKILLS CLASSES on budgeting, parenting and self-defense.

KIDS CLUB is an After School Tutoring Program;Tuesday and Wednesday 3:30pm-4:45pm Computer games, snacks and help with homework are provided Ages Kindergarten through 8th grade may attend.

ESL conversational English practice on Mondays at 5:45pm.

Hours:
Irregular - call for details

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