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Grimes UMC

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 continue to be the most urgent to replenish the food pantry shelves: Pancake Syrup, Hamburger/Tuna Helper, Boxed Potatoes, Soda Crackers, Corn Muffin Mix, Chicken Noodle/Tomato Soup, and Toilet Paper.

We are always in need of Cake, Brownie & Cookie Mixes, Toothpaste, Shampoo, Bar Soap, and Paper Products as we do not purchase these items and rely solely on donations for them.

In July the Grimes Community Food Pantry served 42 families which included 83 adults and 74 children for total of 158 individuals. 

Monetary Donations are appreciated at all times. We thank you for your continued support of this community ministry!

Donations may be made online at






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 3:00pm 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 : 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.

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