Open Hands Food Pantry

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


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 check our Facebook or call ahead if you are unsure whether the pantry is open. 319-396-6608


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. Give a financial donation online by choosing “Open Hands Food Pantry” from the funds list on the church’s giving page.


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

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


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