Address:201 9th St NEAltoona, IA 50009Map & Directions
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
Address:114 SW State StAnkeny, IA 50023Map & Directions
Services: 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:
FREE PREGNANCY TESTS
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.
POST ABORTION SUPPORT and ADOPTION OPTION SUPPORT
BURP BUCK PROGRAM
FRIENDSHIP AND SUPPORT
Hours: Ankeny: Mon and Wed 9 am-5 pm
Address:2701 SE Convenience Blvd #2Ankeny, IA 50023Map & Directions
Services: Dmarc Choice Pantry Provides Non-perishable Food Items And Donated Fresh Produce, When Available Once Every 30 Days. Bread Available Daily And Emergency Food Options Also Available.
Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Closed on Holidays
Eligibility: Open to anyone
Documents To Bring: ID for all household members
Address:1420 Mulberry StDes Moines, IA 50309Map & Directions
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
Address:2300 Euclid Ave DDes Moines, IA 50310Map & Directions
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
Address:1326-1330 6th AveDes Moines, IA 50314Map & Directions
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
Address:1216 E 25th CtDes Moines, IA 50317Map & Directions
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)
Address:2100 SE 5th StDes Moines, IA 50315Map & Directions
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
Address:4928 Franklin AveDes Moines, IA 50310Map & Directions
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
Address:6201 Franklin AveUrbandale, IA 50322Map & Directions
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