The Open Hands Food Pantry is a ministry of Cedar Hills Community Church, serving residents of Eastern Iowa. We are open Monday evenings 5-6pm, Wednesdays 10am-1pm and Fridays 10-1pm. There are no income requirements to visit our pantry. If you’re in need of food, you are welcome. Food provided is about 3 days worth and is based on family size. You can visit once per calendar month.
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.
We have shopping carts available to help you transport your groceries to and from your car, as well as handicap parking and access to the building. When arriving, come in the main church doors in the lobby area. The food pantry is located down the hallway to the left. You will see the volunteers in the hallway ready to assist you.
Interested in volunteering? The pantry is always in need of help to pack grocery bags, assist with the checkin process, and also pick up larger shipments of food when they become available. If this is something that interests you, please contact the office.