Hope Ministries' Free Christmas Meals

  • 1310 6th Avenue | Des Moines, IA 50317
  • Presented By: Hope Ministries
  • Dates: December 25, 2021
  • Location: Hope Cafe
  • Price: Free
  • Overview

    Hope Ministries wants to bless you this Christmas! On Saturday, December 25, Hope Ministries will be delivering Christmas Meals to families/individuals in need around the Des Moines area. Meal delivery sign-up & volunteer registration are both now open on our website at

    Volunteers needed: To make Christmas meal deliveries possible, we are in need of on-site meal assembly volunteers & driver delivery teams to deliver meals in & around the Des Moines Metro. We do ask that all on-site volunteers are above age 13 & recommend driver delivery teams for groups with younger children.
    Volunteer registration opens on Monday, November 1. To register visit our website at

    Christmas meal reservations will be open on Monday, November 29. Meal reservations may be made online at or by calling 515-265-4277 Monday through Friday from 8:30AM – 4:30PM. Meals must be reserved by Friday, December 17, at 4:30PM.
    Hope Ministries will also be providing free meals at Hope Café (1310 6th Ave, Des Moines) on Saturday, December 25, between noon and 1:00PM. No reservation needed.

    Food Donation Day
    This Christmas we will be serving and delivering over 3,000 meals. To make this possible, we will be hosting a Food Donation Day on Friday, December 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    Food Donations will be accepted at Hope Café (1310 6th Ave, Des Moines). Food Donations can be dropped off inside the facility and individuals are invited to tour the newly renovated Bethel Mission. Drive through, contact free drop off will also be available.

    Needed food donation items include:

    Ready to serve dinner rolls
    Cookies (two per baggie)
    Ground beef, pork loin, bacon, ham
    Milk, cheese, eggs, butter
    #10 cans of green beans or mixed veggies
    Condiments and salad dressing