Food/Life Services

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

Food Pantry

The Friendship Center is partnering with Eternity Church to offer an MLK Neighborhood Food Pantry every Wednesday from 2 to 4 pm. 

In partnership with King Elementary, Monroe Elementary & Callanan Middle Schools, the Friendship Center will be hosting a Food Pantry every Friday from 12-2 pm for only King, Monroe & Callanan children and their families.

 The Friendship Center will also hold an Evening Food Pantry during our Family Game Nights from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. All are welcome to participate.

The Friendship Center offers a supplemental Food program to neighbors in the immediate area. No ID is required. Please go through our Clothing Closet. Pick up Diapers and Wipes and any toiletries you need. This Institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider.

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement: https://www.usda.gov/non-discrimination-statement

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.

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 free breakfast and to pick up one sack of diapers if needed.

Volunteer Opportunity:

We need 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.

Family Game Nights

(April through December)

Last Saturday of the month. Bingo Tournament with monthly prizes starts at 4:00 pm.  Dinner is provided from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm, and our Food Pantry will be open from 5:30-6:30 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 dinner. The Center provides all utensils. Expect 35-50 individuals per meal.

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

2021 Dates for Family Game Nights

April 24th: Amy Sternquist Group
May 29th: New City Youth Group
June 26th: June’s Family
July 24th
August 28th
September 25th: Amy Sternquist Group
October 23rd
November 20th: MLK Community Potluck
December 18th

Clothes Closet

Did you know that the Friendship Center also has a clothes closet? It is open monthly during our Community Breakfast & Family Game Nights. 

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 10 am to 6:30 pm. We currently need Men’s clothing, Winter Jackets, and shoes.

Thank you for ministering to this community!