Supply the Mission

Caring for so many people each year takes a massive amount of resources. Families, groups, churches, and businesses share the power of many hands to take up collections for various programs and services within Catholic Charities.

As we work towards the complete care of our clients, most of the donated materials can help many different people. A food donation to the food pantry can help a family getting counseling. Diapers and wipes help families in our shelters, food pantry, and refugee program.

There is always an option to donate funds for us to purchase any of these needs. In many cases we have vendors where we have much better buying power that in a regular store.

For general questions or to plan a donation drive/event contact Holly Ackermann at 515-237-5027 or


Stock the Shelves

  • Take up a collection of food to support the Catholic Charities Food Pantry.
    Contact staff at 515-262-7290

Stock the Kitchen

  • Refugee family kitchen – each family that enters our resettlement program is provided with temporary housing that includes a basically stocked kitchen.
    Contact Sinishaw at 515-393-5231
  • Domestic Violence Shelter – women at our Council Bluffs shelter prepare their own meals to feed themselves and their children. Groceries are needed on a regular basis.
    Contact Linda at 712-256-2059 or

Provide a Meal

  • Emergency Family Shelter – we feed all the guests at the shelter 365 days a year. We offer an after-school healthy snack time, as well as dinner for up to 30 people. We have options of preparing on-site, delivering a meal, and donating funds to purchase a meal. Contact staff at 515-282-1235

Household Items

Amazon Wish List

If you are an Amazon shopper, a great way to help our programs is to shop from our Amazon Wish List! It ships directly to Catholic Charities and monitors the specific items and quantities that we need for the year. Click here to visit the list!

Donate Furniture & Housewares

If you are interested in donating materials for refugee apartments, please contact  Kelyn Anker at 515-237-5095  or

Baby Items

All of our programs have need of baby diapers, wipes and formula. If you are interested in donating these items, contact Holly Ackermann at 515-237-5027 or