Scan Away Hunger 2016 raised $76,379.05 to feed those who are hungry and homeless in central Iowa!

Change a life for just $1.85!


Scan Away Hunger is our annual effort to provide meals and care for hungry people in central Iowa...and you can help! Join Hope Ministries, Hy-Vee and KCCI 8 Des Moines from Thanksgiving through Christmas by "scanning" a plate at a participating metro Hy-Vee store OR give online. Just $1.85 provides a meal and care. 

In addition to donating, here are other ways you can help Scan Away Hunger:

  • Post a link to on social media and encourage your friends to Scan Away Hunger too.
  • Invite your church to sponsor "Scan Away Hunger Sunday". Email Terri for more details.
  • Order plates for your church or workplace or to hand out to your friends, small group, etc. Order plates by calling 515-265-7272.

Hope Ministries thanks our wonderful title sponsors Hy-Vee and KCCI 8 Des Moines, along with Christian Printers for their plate printing support. 

Click the plate to Scan Away Hunger online!


“Every year, Hope Ministries and Scan Away Hunger make such an impact on our community, providing food and care for hundreds of individuals and families in need right here in central Iowa. I’m proud to be a part of this effort because it truly makes a difference to people living in our community. Join me and KCCI 8 as we Scan Away Hunger!”

 — Steve Karlin, Evening Anchor, KCCI 8 News 



Verse of the Month

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."

-Romans 8:28




Hope Ministries
PO Box 862, Des Moines, IA 50304
Phone:  515.265.7272 | Fax: 515.262.0471