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Clothing Closet and Food Pantry

Central Iowa Shelter & Services is a proud member of the Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC) Food Pantry network. The DMARC Food Pantry Network consists of 14 separate partner food pantries, located in West Des Monies, Ankeny, Johnston, Urbandale, Clive, and eight sites in Des Moines, as well as the DMARC Mobile Food Pantry. In 2017, the DMARC Food Pantry Network assisted more than 46,000 individuals in Greater Des Moines.

Individuals can access the food pantry once per calendar month and receive a 3-day food supply for each member of their family.

Please call ahead to confirm hours before coming to the Food Pantry.  The front desk number is (515) 284-5719.


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The Central Iowa Shelter & Services Clothing Closet hours:

The closet has clothes for adult men and women of all sizes as well as warmer clothing and winter accessories during cold weather. The clothing closet is open to anyone in the community in need of clothes. 

You can support the clothing closet by donating clothes, hats, gloves, coats, socks, underwear, etc. as well as by volunteering to keep the closet open and serving those in need. Donations of food and paper products as well as fresh produce, are welcome at any time for the food pantry.

For more information you can contact Sadie Nymeyer at (515) 280-2988 or


Our Impact This Year

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  • Lbs harvested from Mulberry Farms & Food This Year


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