Food Access


Are you a local restaurant or grocery store wanting to purchase from a local grower? Do you need to find a food pantry or free meal site? Use our maps to help you find what you need and get connected. Whether you are a restaurant, grocery store or caterer looking to serve local food or trying to find a free meal site, we can help you get connected. Eat Greater Des Moines will help foster these connections and will ensure food access for Central Iowans.

Food Assistance

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Title: Adel Senior Center
Adel Senior Center
Hours : Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Eligibility Requiremetns : Congregate meals are served for those who are 60 years of age or older.
Phone: (515) 993-4531
Site Tpe: Free Meal Site
Title: Altoona Senior Meal Site
Altoona Senior Meal Site
Hours : Monday – Friday 9:30AM – 1:30PM
Eligibility Requiremetns : Congregate meals are served for those who are 60 years of age or older.
Phone: (515) 967-1853
Site Tpe: Free Meal Site
Title: Ankeny Senior Meal Site
Ankeny Senior Meal Site
Hours : Monday – Friday 9:30AM – 1:30PM
Eligibility Requiremetns : Congregate meals are served for those who are 60 years of age or older.
Phone: (515) 963-0527
Site Tpe: Free Meal Site
Title: Bidwell-Riverside Center Pantry
Bidwell-Riverside Center Pantry
Hours : Mon, Tues & Fri: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wed: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Thurs: 1-6 p.m.
Eligibility Requiremetns : Household Identification
Contact : Missy Reams
Email: mreams@bidwellriverside.org
Phone: (515) 244-6251, ext. 5
Website : http://www.bidwellriverside.org/
Site Tpe: Food Pantry
Title: Bussey Community Center
Bussey Community Center
Hours : Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 12:30PM
Eligibility Requiremetns : Congregate meals are served for those who are 60 years of age or older.
Phone: (641) 944-5331
Site Tpe: Free Meal Site
Title: Caring Hands Food Pantry & Clothes Hanger
Caring Hands Food Pantry & Clothes Hanger
Hours : Monday & Wednesday 4 PM to 6 PM; First and Third Saturday 9 AM to 11 AM
Eligibility Requiremetns : Must live in the South East Polk School district.ID/mail
Contact : Larry O’Connor
Email: caringhandsfp@gmail.com
Phone: (515) 967-4533
Website : http://caringhandsoutreachcenter.com/
Site Tpe: Free Meal Site
Title: Catholic Worker House
Catholic Worker House
Hours : Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday: Snack at 3pm to dinner at 6pm. Saturday: Snack from 12pm to 3pm.
Eligibility Requiremetns : Anyone in need of a meal
Contact : Patrick Stall
Email: dmcatholicworker@gmail.com
Phone: (515) 330-7472
Website : http://dmcatholicworker.org/
Site Tpe: Free Meal Site
Title: Central Iowa Shelter & Services Community Kitchen
Central Iowa Shelter & Services Community Kitchen
Hours : Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Eligibility Requiremetns : Open to anyone.
Contact : Tonya Nichols
Email: tnichols@centraliowashelter.org
Phone: 515-564-5735
Website : http://www.centraliowashelter.org/
Site Tpe: Free Meal Site
Title: Central Iowa Shelter & Services Food Pantry
Central Iowa Shelter & Services Food Pantry
Hours : Mon, Wed & Fri: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tues: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thurs: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (or by appointment)
Eligibility Requiremetns : Household Identification
Contact : Julia Herrin
Email: jherrin@centraliowashelter.org
Phone: 515-280-2991
Website : http://www.centraliowashelter.org/
Site Tpe: Food Pantry
Title: Central Senior Center
Central Senior Center
Hours : Monday – Friday 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Eligibility Requiremetns : Congregate meals are served for those who are 60 years of age or older.
Contact : Joyce Webb
Email: joyce.webb@iowa.gov
Phone: 515-286-3679
Site Tpe: Free Meal Site
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