Let’s Connect!

Thanks so much for your interest in uplifting our hurting neighbors
. . . and helping them take their next steps in life!

You’re invited to take a “next step,” too, by helping us reach out to men, women and children desperately in need of hope in Central Iowa. If you have questions, we’re only a quick email or phone call away. Please feel free to contact us at info@hopeiowa.org or (515) 265-7272.

1. 2023 Holiday Opportunities 

We’re gearing up for our big Thanksgiving and Christmas meal outreaches, during which we’ll serve and deliver thousands of meals throughout the Des Moines area—and every year, these are our most popular volunteer opportunities for individuals and families alike. Our Thanksgiving volunteer spots are already full, but we still have openings for Christmas. We’re also hosting two big holiday food donation days—on Wednesday, Nov. 22, and Saturday, Dec. 23. Plus, join Mission: Christmas and help provide practical and personal gifts for the hurting men, women and children in our care. Learn more about all these opportunities here.

2. Join Team Hope

We ♡ Team Hope! Members of Team Hope are faithful financial partners who give on a monthly basis, helping us give hope and change lives every day of the year. Homelessness has no season! Sign up to give monthly here.

3. Give Meals & More

Not quite ready to make a monthly commitment? That’s okay! Just $2.02 provides a meal and care at Hope Ministries. You can make a one-time gift to provide meals and more here.

4. Volunteer

From teaching classes to serving meals to helping out in our thrift stores, if you have a heart to serve, we have a place for you. If you’re interested in volunteering on a regular basis, the first thing to do is sign up to attend our next Hope 101 volunteer orientation. You can do that here. If you’d like to serve on a one-time basis with your church, workplace or other group, just fill out this application.

5. Stay in Touch

Our emails and social media include stories of changed lives, news and upcoming events, and opportunities to get involved. You can stay in touch in one or all of the following places:

6. Pray for Hope Ministries and those we serve

Last but certainly not least, please pray with us! This 31-day prayer calendar can guide you in specific prayers for every day of the month. And let us know how we can pray for you!