Caring Hands ministries uplifts and encourages neighbors
in need with a variety of support services.
Altoona & Eastview Locations
Clients are eligible to be served at the Food Pantries once per month. The Altoona Food Pantry serves clients living in the Southeast Polk School District or within the city limits of Bondurant and Pleasant Hill. The Eastview Food Pantry serves clients living anywhere in Polk County. Clients are asked to bring a valid ID and piece of mail for confirmation of residency.
Altoona Pantry (201 Ninth Street N.E.)Hours:
For Food Pantry and Clothes Hanger:
Mondays and Wednesdays 3-5 p.m. Saturday 9-11 a.m.
For Our Daily Bread:
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Eastview (4101 E 42nd Street Des Moines Hours:
Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 2-5 p.m.
Fridays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Our Daily Bread
As a supplement to our regular food pantry, Our Daily Bread offers clients the opportunity to receive extra produce, canned goods, and bakery products once a week. The variety and quantity of food varies, depending on availability. Our Daily Bread is open: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Clothes Hanger Temporarily Suspended
During the Covid-19 Outbreak, the Clothes Hanger ministry will be temporarily suspended. This will allow Caring Hands' staff and volunteers to focus on keeping the Food Pantry open and operating safely. Thank you for understanding.
Adventure Life Church - Altoona
Simple Supper is a community wide invitation to fellowship around a delicious meal. EVERYONE is welcome! Typically held the last Monday evening of a month. Our next supper is Monday, January 25th, 5:30 to 6:30 PM at Adventure Life Church: 1700 8th St SW, Altoona. SEP Family Church is serving a spaghetti dinner with meat sauce, garlic bread, salad and dessert. This meal is for pick up and carry out only due to the pandemic.