Food/Life Services

The Friendship Center offers several services which seek to meet the physical needs of families and individuals in the community. If your family, group, or church would like to be involved, please contact the Center at ministry@friendshipcenterdsm.org

Food Pantry

Last Thursday of the month from 4:00 pm to 6:00 P.M

The Friendship Center offers a supplemental Food program to neighbors in the immediate area. No ID required. Go through our Clothing Closet. Pick up Diapers and Wipes and any toiletries you need.

Rules:

  1. Must be 16 yrs or older to participate
  2. One member per household
  3. Staff/Volunteers will grab items off shelves for you.
  4. Sign and Date for our records.

Volunteer Opportunity:

Always in need of individuals to sack food groceries, or to pray with participants of our Food Pantry. If you are interested in volunteering, please email Joe at ministry@friendshipcenterdsm.org

2020 Food Pantry Dates:

  • May 28
  • June 25
  • July 30
  • August 27
  • September 24
  • October 22
  • November 19
  • December 17

Community Breakfast

Tuesdays mornings from 9:00 to 10:30 A.M. (September-May)

This weekly breakfast is a time for neighbors to enjoy a meal while building community with one another. Anyone is welcome to enjoy a free breakfast, and to pick up one sack of diapers if needed.

Volunteer Opportunity:

We are in need of breakfast meals during the month. If you would like to volunteer to bring or prepare a meal for one of our breakfasts, please email Joe at ministry@friendshipcenterdsm.org. Currently needing help on Weeks 1, and 4 of each month.

Family Fun Nights

(April through December)

Last Saturday of the month. Bingo Tournament with monthly prizes starts at 4:00 pm.  Dinner provided by volunteers, from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Volunteer Opportunity:

Churches, small groups or other volunteers cook and serve this meal for the community.  Saturday Suppers offer an opportunity to share a meal and build relationships with the community.  A brief devotional is always shared during the meal. All utensils are provided by the center. Expect 35-50 individuals per meal.

Bingo Prizes- We are in need of $5 dollar gift cards and other small priced gifts for Bingo.

2020 Family Fun Night Dates:

  • September 26
    • Meal provided by Amy Sternquist Family
  • October 24
  • November 21
    • Meal provided by Friendship Center Board and Staff
  • December 21
    • Meal provided by Grandview Christian Administration & Staff

Clothes Closet

Did you know that the Friendship Center also has a clothes closet? It is open monthly during our Community Breakfast & Food Pantry Nights. Come to fellowship, pick up needed toiletries, and find clothing items as we have them.

Volunteer Opportunity:

If you have gently used or new clothing items that you would like to share with the community, donations are accepted every Monday from 8 am to 8 pm. We currently need Men’s clothing, Winter Jackets and shoes.

Thank you for ministering to this community!