Immanuel Lutheran Church, GLR Food Pantry, 400 E Iowa Ave.
3rd Thursday of each month; 5:30-6:30 PM; bring your own boxes emergency needs call 712-475-9019

American Lutheran Church, 1417 12th,
2nd Friday of each month, must call Jan Cain to request food, 712-278- 2256

Community Building Basement, 1135 Main Street, 712-470-5619
2nd & 4th Wednesday each month from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Inwood City Offices, 103 S. Main Street, 712-753-4833
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; walk ins welcome

United Church of Christ, 935 Edward Street, 712-477-2568
Stop in anytime M-Th from 9 a.m. – noon or make an appointment with pastor Kelly Volk

American Reformed Church, 407 Albany Avenue SE, 712-737-4430
Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.; call in advance

Zestos Meat Ministry, Rod Hofmeyer, 712-441-3201
Alton 8 a.m.-noon or 24 hour crisis

Upper Des Moines Opportunity in O’Brien County, 140 2nd St. SE, 712-957-1023
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to noon and 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. M-F (Wednesdays open until 6:30 PM); can stop into this location weekly for surplus and/or receive a crisis box every 3 months

Income-based; provide proof of income, SS card for household, proof of residency; bring box/bag
2 mobile food pantries:

Trinity United Church of Christ
every 3rd Wednesday, 4-6 pm

Paullina First Presbyterian Church, 103 W. Groesbeck St.
3rd Monday every other month 4-6 PM

ATLAS OF Lyon County, 112 First Avenue, 712-472-9016
“Grocery Store” option – open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Food Distribution – typically the 4th Wednesday of each month (with some exceptions) at the Community Center (404 First Avenue Rock Rapids, IA), 6-6:45 PM; bring your own boxes
Delivery service available for those who are sick or immobile

Love INC Food Pantry, referrals must go through Love INC Clearinghouse,
Call 712-476-5990 or 800-621-2335 to make an order; open mornings from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; deliveries made on Tuesday and Friday nights

UDMO in Osceola County, 1672 Northwest Blvd., 712-754-2573
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to noon and 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. M,W,Th; walk-ins welcome
Bring proof of residency (must be Osceola county resident) and proof of income (if possible)

Mid Sioux Opportunity Food Pantry, 618 14th NE, 712-722-3611, Hours: 8-4:30 M, Tu, Th, Fr, Walk in or call
Hope Food Pantry, in HOME building behind Culvers, 1921 S. Main Ave., Hours: Weds. 2-6pm, 712-722-3527
Sack Pack Program (free weekend food for school kids), 712- 722-3725,

Faith-based Resources about Immigration

From the Reformed Church of America: RCA Position on Immigrants and  Immigration

From the Christian Reformed Church: Office of Social Justice

From the US Conference of Catholic Bishops:
Catholic Social Teaching On Immigration:

Catholic Church’s Position on Immigration Reform  –

From the National Farm Workers Ministry,  Blessing The Hands” curriculum:

Christian books about immigration:

  • Christians at the Border: Immigration, the Church, and the Bible by M. Daniel Carroll R.
  • Immigration Crisis: Immigrants, Aliens & the Bible by James Karl Hoffmeier
  • Neighbor: Christian Encounters with “Illegal” Immigration by Ben Daniel
  • Trails of Hope and Terror: Testimonies on Immigration by Miguel A. De La Torre
  • Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion & Truth in the Immigration Debate by Matthew Soerens and Jenny Hwang