Grimes Community Food Pantry Recipients:
GUMC houses the food pantry for Grimes. Participants can pick up dry goods as well as vouchers for perishable goods. Food and monetary donations are welcome. The Food Pantry is for residents of Grimes only. It is open Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 am - 3:00 pm by appointment. Please call a day ahead to make an appointment to pick up your order. (986-4036).
Grimes Community Food Pantry Needs
These items are currently needed: Hamburger/Tuna Helper, Corn Muffin Mix, Pancake Syrup, Chicken Noodle and Large Cans of Soup, Diced Tomatoes, Juice Boxes, Granola Bars, Microwave Popcorn, and Snack Crackers. We rely solely on donations for these items: Cake, Brownie & Cookie Mixes, Toothpaste, Shampoo, Bar Soap, Toilet Paper, Paper Towels and Kleenex as we do not purchase these items.
In December the Grimes Community Food Pantry served 58 families which included 127 adults and 102 children for total of 229 individuals. The Food Pantry also gave out an additional 60 Christmas Food Boxes on December 22nd.
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 3:00pm at the church office.
Monetary Donations are appreciated at all times. We thank you for your continued support of this community ministry!
The Grimes Community Food Pantry is a 501c3 tax deductible charity for all donations.
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.
Soup (Chicken Noodle, Tomato, Creamed, etc)
Chili Beans/Kidney Beans
Pork and Beans
Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
Instant Mashed & Boxed Potatoes
Mac & Cheese
Pasta (elbow, bowtie, etc)
Boxed Instant Pudding
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
We would like to give a special thanks to those who have supported us : Woodmen Life, Performance Display, Fareway, Walmart, Girl Scout Troops, Boy Scout Troops, Grimes United Methodist Church, St Peter Lutheran Church and their VBS kids, First Presbyterian Church, Crossroads Community Church and children from VBS, Camp Marketing, FFA, McDonalds, DCG Schools, Key Club, Grove and Platt Dental Associations, Connor Elmitt DDS, West Polk County Rotary Club, Grimes Community Center Holiday Celebration and many other unnamed individuals.