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 10 am – 2 pm by appointment. Please call a day ahead to make an appointment to pick up your order. (986-4036).

Grimes Community Food Pantry Needs

We continue to need several items to restock the shelves:
Grape Jelly, Peanut Butter, Pork-n- Beans, Chili Beans, Soup, Instant Pudding, Pancake Syrup, Spaghetti, Boxed Potatoes, Shampoo, Toothbrushes, and Toothpaste.

Monetary donations are appreciated at all times.


On average, the Grimes Community Food Pantry serves 50-60 families per month. Monetary donations are needed and appreciated due to an increase in families participating in the monthly assistance food program. 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. Click Here to Donate!

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
Hamburger Helper
Tuna Helper
Cake/Brownie/Cookie Mixes
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
Bar Soap

Items for the Food Pantry may be dropped off at the Grimes United Methodist Church, Monday through Thursday, 9:00am – 3:00pm 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 at if you have any questions.

We would like to give a special thanks to those who have supported us : Art Happy, Owens & Minor and Unity Point Health, In Memory of Mary A. Peitzman, 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, Harvest Bible Chapel, FFA, DCG Schools, Key Club, Grove and Platt Dental Associations, Connor Elmitt DDS, West Polk County Rotary Club, Grimes Community Center Holiday Celebration, 4-H Clover Kids, Mid-Iowa Gymnastics, and many other unnamed individuals.