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Grimes Community Food Pantry

The Grimes Community Food Pantry provides for 40 to 50 families (140 - 175 individuals) once a month. Not all items listed are available to be purchased from the Iowa Food Bank and we depend on the communities donations to supplement these items.

The Food Pantry is open for appointments from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm Tuesday and Thursday. Please call the church office at 515-986-4036 in order to schedule an appointment. In order to receive help from the food pantry you must be a current resident of Grimes and proof of address is required.

Items needed specifically: Items Currently Needed:   Instant Mashed Potatoes, Chili, Kidney and Pork-n-Beans, Canned Pears, Cream of Chicken and Mushroom Soup, Tomatoe sauce, Shampoo and Paper Products.  Monetary Donations are also needed at this time to help purchase food.

Monetary donations are needed and appreciated.  The Grimes Community Food Pantry has seen an increase in families participating in the monthly assistance food program.  The Iowa Food Bank has been low on basic food items we purchase at a greatly reduced price. Lately, we have had to purchase a lot of these items at a higher price. We are diligent in the monies received for the Grimes Food Pantry, but we currently need assistance in being able to fulfill our mission of serving the needs of our community.  Monetary donations may be mailed to the Grimes United Methodist Church, 801 W 1st ST, PO Box 737 or dropped off Monday through Thursday from 8:30am to 2:00pm at the church office.

Or you can donate online:

Below is a basic list of food and other items that are given each month to Grimes families, when available, along with a voucher for perishable food items.

Boxed Cereal
Instant Oatmeal

Granola Bars
Crackers (saltines)
Soup (Chicken Noodle, Tomato, Creamed, etc)
Chili Beans
Pork and Beans
Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
Pancake Mix
Pancake Syrup

Canned Chicken
Canned Tuna
Boxed Potatoes
Mac & Cheese
Ramen Noodles
Pasta (elbow, bowtie, etc)
Spaghetti Sauce
Peanut Butter
Tomato Sauce
Canned Tomatoes
Canned Vegetables
Canned Fruit
Bottled Juice
Boxed Gelatin
Boxed Instant Pudding
Toilet Paper
Paper Towels

Items for the Food Pantry may be dropped off at the Grimes United Methodist Church, Monday through Thursday, 8:30am - 2:00pm or you may drop items at the Grimes Fareway store just inside the entrance.

We thank you for your continued support of this community mission. Please contact Elaine Knudtson, 515-986-9765 or if you have any questions.

We would like to give a special thanks to those who have supported us in the past and are currently supporting us: Fareway, Wal-mart, Girl Scout Troops, Boy Scout Troops, Grimes United Methodist Church, St Peter Lutheran Church, First Presbyterian Church, Crossroads Community Church, FFA, McDonalds, Girls on the Run, DCG Schools, Key Club, Right Stuff, Grove and Platt Dental Associations, and many other unnamed individuals.

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