Green Bean Sunday or Monday: A drive to help keep our food pantries stocked. Green Bean Sunday (or Monday for businesses) is a specific donation drive for canned green beans. We also invite you to organize another donation drive focused on other specific canned goods i.e. corn, mixed vegetables, fruit cocktail, etc.
Souper Bowl Sunday: Souper Bowl Sunday is a super-simple donation drive for canned soup that will help us keep our pantries stocked. We have found that food donations that focus on one item benefit us more than a mix of canned or dried goods. So, we ask churches and groups to focus on collecting one or two kinds of soup on Super Bowl Sunday. Call us to reserve one of our large barrels and to arrange delivery/pickup details.
Fill our Cup: As you can imagine, coffee is a staple item at our emergency shelter and long-term recovery facilities! You can help “fill our cup” by providing donations of coffee—Folgers REGULAR (not decaf) 33.9-oz and larger sizes preferred. If interested in this opportunity, feel free to contact us at (515) 265-7272 or firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate your drive and arrange a delivery time.
Harvest of Hope: Hope Ministries serves more than 12,000 meals each month! To help us meet our daily need, we invite you to participate in Harvest of Hope, our annual gathering of produce from gardens of our donors. Your gifts of fresh fruit, green beans, peas, corn—even zucchini—will help us provide nutritious meals for hundreds of hungry mouths.
Holiday Food Donations: On Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter, Hope Ministries serves a special holiday meal both on-site and through in-home delivery to the elderly, homebound and low-income families. We collect food donations prior to each of these holidays to help supplement the meal. Be sure to check our Holidays page closer to each holiday for a list of food needs. Or, consider these holiday food drives:
Ham it up: A drive for hams to be used for our Christmas and Easter meals.
Tons of Turkey: A drive for frozen or cooked and picked turkey to be used for our Thanksgiving meal.
Please remember to contact us at (515) 265-7272 or email@example.com if you are interested in coordinating any of the above donation drives. Thank you for helping us help homeless, near-homeless and hungry men, women and children!