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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, which could be challenging to reach during a COVID surge, 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.


Northwest DSM:

Westchester Church
4919 Aurora Ave, DSM, 50310
Call 515-278-1615 to make an appointment
Serving families with students at Hoover High School, Samuelson Elementary School, Meredith Middle School, Hillis Elementary School and Moore Elementary School

Friendship Center
1526 Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy, DSM, 50314
Distribution: Fridays- 12:00-2:00pm
Serving families with students at King Elementary School, Callanan Middle School and Middle School Alternative School


North DSM:

Highland Park Community Church
4101 Amherst St, Des Moines, IA 50313
Distribution: Wednesdays- 3:00-6:00pm 
Serving families with students at Oak Park Elementary School, Madison Elementary School and North High School

Mission Temple Church
1535 5th Ave, DSM, 50314
Distribution: Fridays- 3:00-5:00pm 
Serving families with students from Moulton Elementary School

New Beginnings Discipleship Ministries (N.B.D.M)  
530 NE 46th Avenue, DSM, 50313
Distribution: Thursdays 4:00-6:00pm
Serving families with students from Harding Middle School and Findley Elementary School

La Iglesia de el Señor
100 E Euclid Ave, #17, DSM, 50317 (behind mall)
Distribution: Tuesdays 5:00-7:00pm 
Serving families with students from Cattell Elementary School, Goodrell Middle School and Garton Elementary School

New Dawn Ministries (Ministerio Nuevo Amanecer)
3200 Lincoln Ave, DSM, 50310
Distribution: Thursdays 5:45-6:45pm
Serving families with students from Monroe Elementary and Latino DMPS families


Eastside of DSM:

Eastside Church of the Nazarene
1451 E 25th St, DSM, 50317
Distribution: Thursdays 4:30-6:30pm
Serving families with students from Philips Elementary School, Willard Elementary School, Hoyt Middle School, Brubaker Elementary School, Stowe Elementary School and Pleasant Hill Elementary School

Corinthian Baptist Church  
814 School St, DSM, 50309
Distribution: 1st and 3rd Thursday from 11:00-1:00pm
Serving families with students from Carver Elementary School, Hiatt Middle School, East High School, and Capitol View Elementary School, McKinley Elementary


Westside of DSM:

Lutheran Church of Hope (DSM)
2500 University Ave, 50311
Distribution: Wednesdays 5:00-6:00pm
Serving families with students from Edmunds Elementary School, Walnut Street Elementary School, Downtown Elementary School, Ruby Van Meter Elementary School, and Greenwood Elementary School

Reconciler’s Worship Center
920 31st St, DSM, 50312
Distribution: 3rd Wednesday of every month 5:00-7:00pm 
Serving families with students from Hanawalt Elementary School, Merrill Middle School and Roosevelt High School

Meredith Reformed Church
5128 Meredith Dr, DSM, 50310
Distribution: Wednesdays 11:30am-1:00pm
Serving families with students from Cowles ES/MS, Windsor Elementary School, and Perkins Elementary School


Southside of DSM:

Cornerstone Church
3114 SW 61st St, DSM, 50321 
Distribution: Thursdays 4:30-6:00pm 
Serving families with students from Brody Middle School, Lincoln High School, Park Avenue Elementary School, Jefferson Elementary School, Wright Elementary School, Morris Elementary School

Southside of the Nazarene
4110 S Union St, DSM, 50315
Distribution: Wednesdays from 3:30-5:30pm 
Serving families with students from Howe Elementary School, Weeks Middle School, and South Union Elementary School

Casa de Oración y Restauración
1990 E Army Post Road, DSM, 50320
Distribution: Wednesdays from 5:00-7:00pm 
Serving families with students from McCombs Middle School, Studebaker Elementary School, Lovejoy Elementary School, Jackson Elementary School, and Riverwoods Elementary school


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