Where's The Food?
Here is everything you need to know before going to a local food rescue. There is also an interactive map to show you locations, times, and contact numbers
What To Expect
Each food pantry location includes a mix of USDA and donated foods. The foods that are from the USDA are subject to income restrictions while the food that is donated, is not. The guidelines are updated yearly and are also available below in the forms section.
Each location has their pantry set up differently as well. The Upper Des Moines Opportunity and Spirit Life food pantries both give you a bag of food to take with you. Good News Community Church and Lake Park both have theirs set up like a grocery store and have you pick out the foods you want.
If you have problems with transportation, please do not hesitate to call and request help. The pantries are happy to assist you as they can!
You Are Not Alone
Each pantry has around 80 people attend during the time they are open. There are also a handful of volunteers at each location that are happy to help you in any way they can. Everyone present has one goal, get you the help you need in a dignified and respectful manner.
Each location has required paperwork that needs to be completed for reporting purposes. The reporting is to show that there is a need for the services, it is not to track what you do.
Good News Community Church Form
Lake Park and Spirit Life Form
Click on the icon in the top left to make the map appear