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Grimes Community Food Pantry

The Grimes Community Food Pantry continues to see an increase in families participating  in the monthly assistance food program. Our highest month of assistance we assisted 51 families for a total of 215 individuals with many of these being children. Many of the items listed are not available to be purchased from the Iowa Food Bank and we depend on the community's 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 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 other than your drivers license.

December food items needed to replenish the pantry shelves are: Hamburger/Tuna Helper, Boxed Potatoes, Soda Crackers, Mac & Cheese, Chili/Pork-n-Beans, Corn Muffin Mix, Soup (all kinds), Cake, Brownie & Cookie Mixes, Toothpaste, Shampoo, and Paper Products. 
Monetary donations are appreciated at this time to help purchase the turkeys and other perishable food items (milk, eggs, butter, potatoes, etc.) for the Christmas Food Boxes to be given out on December 20th
The Grimes Community Food Pantry is a 501c3 tax deductible charity for all donations.

Monetary donations are needed and appreciated.  Due to 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, Grimes, IA 50111 or dropped off Monday through Thursday from 9:00am 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/Kidney Beans
Pork and Beans
Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
Pancake Mix
Pancake Syrup

Canned Chicken
Canned Tuna
Instant Mashed & 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, 9:00am - 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 : Fareway, Walmart, Girl Scout Troops, Boy Scout Troops, Grimes United Methodist Church, St Peter Lutheran Church, First Presbyterian Church, Crossroads Community Church, Camp Marketing, FFA, McDonalds, DCG Schools, Key Club, Right Stuff, Grove and Platt Dental Associations, Connor Elmitt DDS, West Polk County Rotary Club, Grimes Community Center Holiday Celebration and many other unnamed individuals.

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