Open Hands Food Pantry

The pantry will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022 for Thanksgiving.

The Open Hands Food Pantry is a ministry of Cedar Hills Community Church, serving residents of Eastern Iowa.

We take donations of non-perishable goods such as soups, canned meat, sauces, noodles, fruits, vegetables, and other non-perishables.  Donations can be placed in the wooden bins under the Mission board in the Gathering Space at Cedar Hills Community Church.


Mondays 5-6pm
Wednesdays 10am-12pm

The Food Pantry closes on any major holidays. We occasionally close for funerals and other special circumstances at the church, as well as inclement weather.  Please call ahead if you are unsure whether the pantry is open. 319-396-6608


There are no income requirements to visit our pantry. If you’re in need of food, you are welcome.  You can visit two times per calendar month. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.  USDA Nondiscrimination Statement


Food provided is about 3 days worth and is based on family size.  We are blessed with a great partnership with local stores like Hy-Vee who regularly donate delicious bread and baked goods to our pantry.  Many donations also come from within the Cedar Hills congregation, neighboring churches and our partnerships with the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.


Interested in volunteering? The pantry is always in need of help to pack grocery bags, assist with the check-in process, and also pick up larger shipments of food when they become available.  If this is something that interests you, please contact the office.

Non-Discrimination Statement

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