Holiday Volunteer Opportunities

Every year, our big holiday meal outreaches are some of our most popular volunteers opportunities. On Thanksgiving, Christmas and the Saturday before Easter we deliver thousands of free meals to people in need all around the Des Moines area . . . and we also serve a free holiday meal at our Hope Cafe.

And we definitely couldn’t pull off these special events without the amazing volunteers who help out. Each holiday meal outreach includes 100+ volunteers who help us assemble, pack and deliver meals, plus serve our onsite meal. From decorating Hope Cafe to meal delivery driver teams to cleaning up after it’s all over, we have tons of volunteer roles to fulfill.

Our Easter Saturday 2024 Meal Outreach is set for Saturday, March 30. Online volunteer registration is now open! 

Easter 2024

We host our annual Easter Meal Outreach on the Saturday before Easter, which is March 30 in 2024. On that day, we’ll deliver 1,000+ pork loin dinners around Des Moines plus serve a meal onsite. We’re looking for servant-hearted people to:

  • Volunteer Onsite. Roles include being a part of the meal assembly line or bagging team, decorating and clean-up, ushering and serving the onsite Easter meal at Hope Cafe, and more! Onsite volunteers must be 13 or older.
  • Serve as Meal Delivery Driver Teams. This is a great option for families with younger children! We’ll provide a list of addresses to you several days before the event and our volunteers will get your vehicle loaded up with meals. Your job—delivery meals and smiles to homebound folks around Des Moines.

You can check out all the open volunteer roles, timeframes, and more—and get signed up!—here

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