Food Pantry

** We are now open for In-Person shopping inside the building! Our volunteers will escort you through the Pantry.

The Bethesda Community Food Pantry (serving the Story County area since 1983) demonstrates Jesus’ love for others by providing supplemental food to all who ask. The Food Pantry is open to guests/families with only a photo ID required to register.

Tuesday: 1-3:00 pm, and 6:30-8 pm
Wednesday: 10-11:30 am
Thursday: 1-3:00 pm

Non-perishable donations may be made anytime during church business hours -- in the blue donation cart in the Faith & Life Entrance.  We are also now seeking donations of gluten-free food items for our guests who have a gluten intolerance.  Any items that need refrigeration should be delivered during Food Pantry operating hours. For large donations, tours of the Food Pantry, or donation photo requests please contact the Church Office at 232-6256.

Monetary donations may be made by mailing a check to the church office with "Food Pantry" written in the memo. Bethesda Lutheran Church, 1517 Northwestern Ave, Ames IA 50010
You can also make a secure gift online (click here). After you make your online gift, call (232-6256) or email (click here) the church office to let them know that your gift (specify your name and amount) is for the Food Pantry.

If you are healthy and not in the groups potentially vulnerable to coronavirus, we would love to train and place you in our schedule. Interested volunteers may call (232-6256) or email (click here) the church office.

The Bethesda Community Food Pantry is a proud partner of Food Bank of Iowa.

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