Interested in volunteering this holiday season? Check out our open Christmas volunteer positions, food donation drop-off on Christmas Eve and other outreach opportunities—including our Reverse Advent Calendar! If you would like to order a Christmas meal delivery, please fill out this form.
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COVID-19

In this challenging time, Hope Ministries remains committed to the health and safety of the people we serve, our staff, and our volunteers. We will continue to make most responsible decisions we can throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have questions regarding our services, please email info@hopeiowa.org.

Check here for ENCORE Thrift Store updates and donation hours.
Check here for Hope Cafe to-go meal information.

Faithfully Serving

Hope Ministries provides food, clothing, shelter and life recovery support for men, women and children in desperate need. With seven ministry centers around Des Moines, our goal is to provide rescue, recovery and restoration to change people’s lives forever.

How You Help
Make A Difference

MEALS

189,648

meals served


We serve three free meals to hundreds of hungry people each day.

SHELTER

68,556

nights of shelter


We provide free and safe shelter for men, women and children who are homeless and hurting.

LIFE RECOVERY

556

life recovery participants


Through classes, counseling, work skills training and more, our free life recovery programs offer lasting transformation.

*Statistics from 2019

"I see joy all around."

"I see joy all around."

"I see joy all around"

Petra and her kids can't wait to celebrate Christmas
in the comfort and security of our Hope Center!

Petra and her kids can't wait to celebrate Christmas in the comfort and security of our Hope Center!

From Homeless to Hope

Homeless to Hope

Homeless to Hope

Donnie was living in a tent camp when he began eating at Hope Cafe.
Now he's discovering the joy of life transformation!

Donnie was living in a tent camp when he began eating at Hope Cafe! Now he's discovering the joy of recovery...

Angel's Summer of Hope

Angel's Summer of Hope

Angel's Summer of Hope

From homeless and alone to faith-filled and hopeful,
Angel's story of life transformation is inspiring!

From homeless and alone to faith-filled and hopeful,
Angel's story of life transformation is inspiring!

How You
Help Change Lives

Holiday Outreach Opportunities

Give hope to those in our care

Christmas Meal Orders

Reserve Your Christmas Meal(s)

Christmas Volunteering

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Work at Hope

Current Job Openings

Stories You’ll Love!