COVID 19 Community Support Resources

In these uncertain times, it’s hard to know where you can help the most, and we can often feel powerless. However, there are important things Democrats can do to support those who are struggling.

 

Your top priority is to make sure that you and your family stay safe and healthy. However, if your resources allow you to support others in the community, here are a few ideas on how to help the community:

 

DONATE TO THE DMARC FOOD PANTRY

  • If you’re in the position to be able to support local organizations like DMARC (Des Moines Area Religious Council), that do the essential work of getting food and assistance to those who are suffering from hunger and food insecurity at this time, please do. Right now, the easiest way to support DMARC is through monetary donations to keep the Food Pantry Network up and running during this time of need: https://www.dmarcunited.org/donate/donate-online/

 

FOOD BANK OF IOWA EMERGENCY SITES

 

  • Throughout the Des Moines metro, emergency food assistance sites have been set up at various points throughout the community. If you, your family or someone you know in the community needs food, please utilize these sites as options.  People in need are welcome to show up at the following sites for pre-packaged food pick-ups. For delivery assistance or to learn more,  please call the Food Bank of Iowa Emergency Food Assistance Hotline: 515-957-2900.


 

First Assembly of God

2725 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines

desmoinesfirst.org

Monday, Wednesday, Saturday 10:30 am -12:30 pm

 

Westchester E-Free

4919 Aurora Avenue, Des Moines

westchestercares.org

Tuesday, Thursday 9 am - 11 am, 3 pm - 5 pm

 

Eternity Church

2000 NW 100thstreet, Clive

myeternitychurch.org

Tuesday and Thursday 9 am - 11 am, 3 pm - 5 pm, Saturday 1 pm - 3 pm

 

Hope Ankeny

520 NW 36thStreet, Ankeny

Lutheranchurchofhope.org

Tuesday 9 am - 6 pm

 

Cottage Grove Church

1050 24th Street, Des Moines

Cottagegrovedsm.org

Monday, Wednesday, Saturday 9 am - 11 am, 3 pm - 5 pm

 

Hope Grimes

1335 NE BeaverbrookeBlvd., Grimes

Lutheranchurchfhope.org

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9 am - 12 pm

PROTECT SNAP

  • Essential programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) are keeping our communities fed and healthy, but this program needs to be protected. Connect with your federal legislators via phone and email to let them know just how important SNAP benefits are to your community. Learn more about the SNAP program by clicking here.

Contact Information

Email: polkdems@gmail.com

Phone: 515-314-5762

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 5102

Des Moines, IA 50305

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