Caring Hands helps neighbors with support from neighbors! Here is how you can help.
Your cash donations enable Caring Hands to purchase food from economical sources that are not available to the retail consumer. Donate securely through PayPal or mail donations to:
Caring Hands Outreach Center
PO Box 103
Altoona, IA 50009
Donations of nonperishable foods, personal items (diapers, feminine hygiene products, soap, toothbrushes, etc.) and fresh produce from your garden may be dropped off at Caring Hands Altoona Monday-Friday, 9 am - 1 pm
Food items may also be placed in specially-marked barrels at Hy-Vee and Fareway stores in Altoona and Pleasant Hill.
Clothing Donations Temporarily Suspended
During the Covid-19 outbreak, Caring Hands is temporarily suspending its Clothes Hanger program. This will allow volunteers and satff to focus on keeping the food pantry operating safely. Please direct your clothing donations elsewhere until further notice. Thank you!
Caring Hands offers many opportunities to serve the community. Over 200 volunteers pick up donations, organize inventory, evaluate collections and estates, and assist clients in the Pantry and Clothes Hanger. If you feel called to give your time, there is a place for you!
To volunteer, fill out the volunteer application and submit it to or drop it off at a Caring Hands location.
You can support the ministry of Caring Hands considerably by praying for our clients, staff, and volunteers.