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Central Iowa Shelter & Services

Address:
1420 Mulberry St
Des Moines, IA 50309

Map & Directions

(1 Mile Away)

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

Map & Directions

(1 Mile Away)

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


If you can react the same way to winning and losing, that's a big accomplishment. That quality is important because it stays with you the rest of your life, and there's going to be a life after tennis that's a lot longer than your tennis life.

-- Chris Evert

Salvation Army Family Services

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

Map & Directions

(1 Mile Away)

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

Map & Directions

(1 Mile Away)

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)


Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy.

-- Robert Half

Polk County Senior Center

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

Map & Directions

(1 Mile Away)

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


Pet Project

Address:
4928 Franklin Ave
Des Moines, IA 50310

Map & Directions

(1 Mile Away)

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


Islamic Center of Des Moines

Address:
6201 Franklin Ave
Urbandale, IA 50322

Map & Directions

(1 Mile Away)

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

Map & Directions

(1 Mile Away)

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


Friendship Baptist Center

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

Map & Directions

(1 Mile Away)

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


First Church of the Open Bible

Address:
2200 Beaver Ave
Des Moines, IA 50310

Map & Directions

(1 Mile Away)

Telephone:
(515) 274-9296

Website:
http://www.firstchurchdsm.org

Services:
FIRST CHURCH OF THE OPEN BIBLE offers a food pantry.

Hours:
Friday 1 pm-3 pm


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