Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
2nd & 4th Tuesday evening of each month: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

If you or someone you know is in need of food and/or personal care items, please stop by our office to see if you qualify for assistance. Our Food Pantry & Personal Care Pantry is available to residents of West Des Moines and Clive. Qualifying households are required to bring the following information at the time of application:

·        Photo ID for head of household

·        Current piece of mail (utility bill, DHS notice, etc.)

·        Identification for all household members (social security card, photo id, health insurance card or other valid form of identification)

·        Proof of gross income from the last 3 months (necessary to receive personal care items)

The Food Pantry is available monthly to assist households with non-perishable food items to meet their food needs on an emergency basis. There are no income limits for receiving food.

The Emergency Food Pantry located at WDM Human Services is sponsored by the Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC) and is stocked by DMARC, the Food Bank of Iowa and community donations.  We are one of 13 DMARC pantry sites.  Pantry sites are located in West Des Moines, Ankeny, Johnston, Urbandale and nine sites in Des Moines.  DMARC Food Pantries help meet short-term food needs when families do not have enough to eat.  Once each month, families can receive a free, four-day supply of nutritionally balanced food. 


The Personal Care Pantry is available monthly on an emergency basis to assist households with the following personal care items:

o   Bar soap

o   Laundry detergent

o   Feminine care products

o   Toilet paper

o   Deodorant

o   Diapers and wipes

o   Shampoo

o   Toothpaste

These items are available on a limited basis as the pantry depends on community donations. Personal Care Pantry Products are provided by donations, grants, area churches and other organizations.  WDM Human Services always needs and appreciates donations of personal care items!

Food Pantry


In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

 To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: 

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

FAX:     (202) 690-7442; or

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.