Holidays at Hope Ministries are a big deal! What better time to celebrate and spread God’s love to homeless and hurting people in our community?
Each year on Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas Hope Ministries invites the public to our Hope Café where we serve a delicious holiday meal. We also provide holiday meals off site, delivering warm meals to people in need throughout the greater Des Moines area. In 2016, we served more than 2,500 meals on both Thanksgiving Christmas!
We couldn’t put on our holiday events without the help of hundreds of volunteers. Volunteers help decorate Hope Café, drop off donations of food prior to the holiday, serve meals on-site and deliver meals off-site.
We will announce volunteer opportunities for Easter 2017 soon!
Holiday food donations
It takes a lot of food to serve and deliver more than 2,500 on a single holiday! Many people help us by donating food for our holiday meals.
Prior to each holiday, we put together a list of needed food donations—everything from turkeys and hams to dinner rolls and desserts. We also provide details as to where to deliver donations. Watch this page for upcoming Easter 2017 food needs.