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...

Do you have a favorite Christmas carol? One of my favorites is “Joy to the World.” It’s a boisterous and celebratory declaration of the true meaning of Christmas—the wonder of Christ’s birth. As I reflect on that song this holiday season in particular, after a year of so...

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...

This amazing work is all thanks to support like yours! Construction is in full force at our Bethel Mission men’s shelter. This exciting project will allow us to serve 250 more men in need each year! The biggest update will be to our shelter dorm, where our...

“I’ve learned that God loves you right where you are, but He loves you too much to let you stay there.” —Brea Only weeks after losing her mom, Brea—who’d struggled for years with drug addiction—was arrested and sent to jail. “I was addicted to heroin and deep...