We are currently accepting reservations for Christmas meal deliveries. We will be delivering Christmas meals on Friday, December 25, in the Des Moines area. You may order your meal(s) by filling out the form below or by calling (515) 265-4277, Monday through Friday from 8:30...

We've been so blessed this holiday season by sooooo may people who have committed to provide Christmas gifts for the 200 men, women and children staying in our shelter and life recovery centers! All those gift options are now full but if you're looking for a...

Here's a special way to celebrate the advent season! Check out our Reverse Advent Calendar. Set aside a food item each day during December leading up to Christmas and then on Christmas Eve, drop off your collection at Hope Ministries. We're holding a contactless donation...

When Petra thinks back to past Christmases with her children, she remembers hardship. “I have kids’ birthdays in October, November and December, so I’d save up for their birthday gifts. But that meant there was hardly anything left for Christmas gifts, and we could never...

Every year it's one of our most popular volunteer opportunities—Christmas! It'll take 100+ volunteers to help us deliver around 3,000 meals throughout the Des Moines area. Want to help? Registration is open now! Due to COVID-19, all Christmas volunteers will be taking health/safety precautions including masks,...

We plan to deliver thousands of meals on Thanksgiving all around Des Moines. Plus, we provide hundreds of free meals every day. You  can help provide holiday meals by donating much-needed food items. We will collect Thanksgiving food donations during two contactless, drop-off events: Monday, November...

UPDATE: We're so amazed and so grateful to announce that all our Mission: Christmas bags have been committed to by generous individuals, families, businesses and churches! If you're looking for additional ways to help this Christmas, check out our Holiday Outreach Opportunities.  If you'd like to help...

Donnie knows what hunger—deep, gnawing hunger—feels like. “There are times in the past when I’ve gone two or three or four days without eating. It affects your mind along with your body.” He knows what homelessness is like, too. “Living in a tent camp is hard...

If you've volunteered for one of our big Thanksgiving or Christmas outreaches in the past, you might be wondering what's up with our holiday plans for 2020. Like so many organizations, we've made ongoing adjustments to our programs and services throughout the COVID-19 pandemic ....