Helping Hands Food Program

We send out email and text messages before each meal and food distribution.
We have a new phone number your text notices will be sent from: 641-569-7032.

Our Friendship Meal is a FREE warm meal for the whole community, served once per month from 4pm to 6pm. Please come and bring a friend. There is no charge and donations are not accepted for this meal.
By coming to the Friendship Meal you will have the opportunity to sign-up for the monthly Food Distribution Day.

Below are the Meal Dates when you can pick-up your FOOD VOUCHER to get FREE GROCERIES.

You may come to the meal anytime from 4pm to 6pm, doors open at 4pm.

Upcoming Meal & Voucher Distribution Dates:
Thursday, April 25th
Thursday, May 23rd
Thursday, June 27th
Thursday, July 25th
Thursday, August 22nd


Our FOOD DISTRIBUTION DAY is an opportunity, once a month, to pick-up FREE groceries. The items vary each month according to what is available but several items such as canned goods, fruit, pasta, meat and more will be available to you. There is no charge for the food and donations are NOT accepted.

You may come anytime from 4pm to 6pm, doors open at 4pm.

Upcoming Dates to Redeem Food Vouchers:
Tuesday, April 9th
Tuesday, May 14th
Tuesday, July 9th
Tuesday, August 13th



Below is a NEW 2023 free cookbook to read or download.


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: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, 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:
    program.intake@usda.gov