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Food Book of Iowa has been partnered with Des Moines Public Schools (DMPS) since 2015. Over the years, Food Bank of Iowa built capacity in 19 schools by providing staff training, shelving, and refrigeration and freezers.

Since 2015, we have stocked DMPS pantry shelves providing 695,579 meals to students and families with food equivalent to $1,500,000.

During this very challenging time, we are committed more than ever to meeting the needs of DMPS district families. However, since this is not a typical school year and many factors are uncertain, we have made adjustments to make certain all families who need help are fully served.

Instead of stocking pantries located inside schools — challenging during COVID — Food Bank of Iowa established parking lot drive-thru pantries in neighborhoods across Des Moines. Please see the location and times noted below for your family’s distribution.

There is no cost. You will not be asked to provide identification. You may come as often as necessary. You will not enter the building. Food will be delivered to you in your vehicle. Please call us at 515-564-0330 if you have any questions.

DMPS School Pantry Flyer

North Des Moines:

Highland Park Community Church
4101 Amherst St., Des Moines
Distribution: Monday – Friday 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Serving families with students at Oak Park Elementary, Madison Elementary and North High School

Mission Temple Church
1535 Fifth Ave., Des Moines
Distribution: Fridays 3-5 p.m.
Serving families with students at Moulton Elementary, Carver Elementary and Hiatt Middle School

New Beginnings Discipleship Ministries (N.B.D.M)  
530 NE 46th Ave., Des Moines
Distribution: Thursdays 2-6 p.m.
Serving families with students at Harding Middle School and Findley Elementary

La Iglesia de el Señor
100 E. Euclid Ave., #17, Des Moines (behind mall)
Distribution: Tuesdays 5-7 p.m.
Serving families with students at Cattell Elementary, Goodrell Middle School and Garton Elementary

New Dawn Ministries (Ministerio Nuevo Amanecer)
3200 Lincoln Ave., Des Moines
Distribution: Thursdays 5:45-6:45 p.m.
Serving families with students at Monroe and Latino/a DMPS families


East side of Des Moines:

Eastside Church of the Nazarene
1451 E. 25th St., Des Moines
Distribution: Thursdays 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Serving families with students at Philips Elementary, Willard Elementary, Hoyt Middle School, Brubaker Elementary, Stowe Elementary, Pleasant Hill Elementary, East High School and Capitol View Elementary

West side of Des Moines:

Lutheran Church of Hope (Des Moines)
2500 University Ave., Des Moines
Distribution: Wednesdays 5-6 p.m.
Serving families with students at Edmunds Elementary, Walnut Street Elementary, Downtown Elementary, Ruby Van Meter Elementary, Greenwood Elementary, Hubbell Elementary and Roosevelt High School

South side of Des Moines:

New City Church
3114 S.W. 61st St., Des Moines
Distribution: Wednesdays 5-6:30 p.m.
Serving families with students at Brody Middle School, Lincoln High School, Park Avenue Elementary, Jefferson Elementary, Wright Elementary, Morris Elementary, Howe Elementary and McKinley Elementary

Casa de Oración y Restauración
1990 E. Army Post Road, Des Moines
Distribution: Wednesdays from 5-7 p.m.
Serving families with students at McCombs Middle School, Studebaker Elementary, Lovejoy Elementary, Jackson Elementary, Riverwoods Elementary, Weeks Middle School and South Union Elementary


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