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Items We Need at the Food Pantry

People often ask what kinds of food items we need for our Altoona and East Des Moines food pantries. The answer changes depending on the season. Right now, we need:

  • canned chili beans

  • creamed corn

  • canned pasta in tomato sauce

  • corn muffin mix

  • pancake syrup

The best time to bring your non-perishable donations to the Caring

Hands Food Pantry is Monday-Friday between 9:00 am - 11:00 am.

If that doesn’t work with your schedule, you can always put non-perishable items in the specially-marked food barrels at Fareway or Hy-Vee in Altoona or Pleasant Hill. Thank you for your generosity. We couldn’t help mobilize compassionate service towards neighbors without your support.


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