Meeting the basic need of hunger.
Catholic Charities Food Pantry
1815 Hubbell Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50316
Without basic nutrition, it is difficult to think beyond day-to-day needs. Catholic Charities wants to help our clients fulfill their basic needs and help explore other barriers that our clients face.
Ready for a sense of accomplishment? Want to meet some new people? At Catholic Charities’ Food Pantry, volunteers support our operations by ‘shopping’ with our guests as they receive their 3-day monthly food supply, preparing daily food bags of ‘rescued’ food for distribution, helping to pick up/deliver/load/unload carloads of donated food items, and pitching in where needed around the pantry. We average 90 different volunteers and 750+ volunteer hours per month, but we are in need of more. If you like to fill in on a volunteer shift as needed and perhaps eventually join a regular shift, you’re reading the right message! Our typical shifts are 9:00 am – 12:30 pm and 12:30 pm to 3:45 pm daily. You will be glad you answered the call.
Join our volunteer team!
View Volunteer Opportunities at the Catholic Charities’ Food Pantry!
Donate Personal Items to Pantry Guests
Click here to order directly from our Amazon Wish List to provide our pantry clients with necessary personal care items that are rarely donated to food pantries. Orders will be shipped directly to our Food Pantry. Please be sure to select the “food pantry specific list on the left hand side of the page.
*NOTE – The Catholic Charities food pantry does NOT accept clothing. Only NEW socks and gloves are accepted*
Catholic Charities Food Pantry is a partner in the DMARC Food Pantry Network. You can receive a three-day supply of food for you or your family once per month at no cost. To find out which pantry serves your area, use the DMARC mapping tool or call 515-277-6969.
Free Food Counter
Our food counter is open to anyone during business hours. Fresh produce, dairy products, rice, Meals from the Heartland, and beans are available while supplies last. Bread is available every day for families in need regardless of their address. Families may take up to two loaves per day per household.
Diapers and Infant Formula
Diapers and infant formula are available following the same guidelines as monthly food boxes.
USDA Non-Discrimination Statement
Catholic Charities Food Pantry upholds the USDA Nondiscrimination Statement. The statement can be read here: https://www.usda.gov/non-discrimination-statement
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