Executive Director

Ned Looney has been the Executive Director of Caring Hands since July 1, 2016. He is well known in the Southeast Polk community from his decades of service as a Doctor of Naturopathy and pharmacist.  An active member of his local church, Ned has a vibrant faith and a desire to utilize his extensive experience in business and non-profit leadership to guide Caring Hands toward continued growth in its ministry of compassion in our community.


David Harper, UpLift Resource Coordinator

Pat Gilliatt, Office Manager

Melanie Carlson, Retail Manager

Volunteer Leaders:

Food Pantry Coordinator:

Melinda VanderVelden

Warehouse Coordinators:

Larry Jensen, Steven Randolph, and Marvin VanderVelden

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515-967-4533 (Altoona)

515-809-2356 (Eastview)

515-635-0249 (Online Sales)

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