Jennifer, 38, firmly believes that if she wasn’t at Hope Ministries this Christmas, she’d either be in jail . . . or dead.  “At the rate I was drinking, it could’ve killed me,” she says. “My whole life was chaotic.” Jennifer took her first drink at...

Every year it's one of our most popular volunteer opportunities—Christmas! It'll take 100+ volunteers to help us serve and deliver around 3,000 meals throughout the Des Moines area. Once again, we'll be looking for volunteers to help with the following: Christmas Day Onsite – Wednesday, December 25...

Hope Ministries will be delivering free meals to people in need on Thanksgiving! You may order a meal online using the form below or by calling us at (515) 265-4277, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The deadline to reserve meals is Friday,...

Every year, Hope Ministries strives to make Christmas special for the 200+ men, women and children in our care at our shelter and life recovery centers. Part of our celebration includes giving a gift bag to each individual filled with practical and personal gifts. Here's where...

This September, join Hope Ministries, Hy-Vee and Golden Rule Plumbing, Heating & Cooling as we fight hunger in Central Iowa! Feed Your Neighbor takes place from September 1 to 30 at participating metro Hy-Vee stores. Just tell your checker you'd like to "feed your neighbor" and...

One of our most meaningful opportunities for families volunteer groups is Make a Bed – Keep ’Em Fed. And it's especially popular with church youth groups! Here's how it works: The volunteers bring new twin sheet sets and pillowcases for the number of beds they would...

Though Keith struggled with addiction for much of his life, when he met his wife, he believed his life had turned around for good. “When I met her, I finally understood the meaning of the word love,” he remembers. But her tragic death just weeks...

My definition of love was all wrong,” says Cindy, describing the circumstances that brought her to Hope Ministries years ago. She had married a man much like her father – abusive and controlling. When she realized the relationship was preventing her from being the mother God...

Four years ago, Leland made a decision that he says "changed everything." But it wasn't the choice he originally intended to make. "I'd spent several days on the street. All I could think was, 'Why am I still alive?' I was out at a bridge, thinking...