Open Hands Food Pantry

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

The Open Hands Food Pantry continues to be a bright spot for people in need
in our community. Each week pantry guests can visit the pantry on Mondays from 5-6pm or Wednesdays from 10am-noon. Due to COVID, the pantry will not be collecting hats, scarves, and mittens, but they will continue to 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.

HOURS

Mondays 5-6pm
Wednesdays 10am-12pm
Fridays – CLOSED

The Food Pantry closes on any major holidays and follows the Cedar Rapids school district for weather closings. We occasionally close for funerals and other special circumstances at the church.  Please call ahead if you are unsure whether the pantry is open. 396-6608

REQUIREMENTS

There are no income requirements to visit our pantry. If you’re in need of food, you are welcome.  You can visit once per calendar month.  USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

WHAT YOU RECEIVE

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.

VOLUNTEERS

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.