River Place Food Pantry
The River Place Food Pantry opened on March 9th, 2015 and is a collaboration between Polk County and the Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC)- Move the Food program.
Once per calendar month, individuals and families in Polk County can go to the Food Pantry at Polk County River Place (2309 Euclid Avenue) to receive a three-day supply of healthy, nutritional food and other essential non-food items.
Food is distributed solely to those in need without income being a consideration.
Food Pantry Hours: M-F 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: 2309 Euclid Avenue, Des Moines
Contact: (515) 286-3695
Interested in Volunteering at the Food Pantry?
The River Place Food Pantry is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Volunteers at the Food Pantry will help clients with selecting a 3 day supply of healthy, nutritious food. Volunteers are asked to work a 2-3 hour shift.
Food Pantry volunteers should be at least 18 years of age and able to pass a criminal and child and dependent adult registry check. The Food Pantry also welcomes corporate/church groups wishing to volunteer. Due to the size of the Pantry, we ask that groups limit their size to 3-4 individuals per shift.
If you are interested in volunteering, fill out the Volunteer Forms below and E-Mail or mail them to Paulette Stodgel at the River Place Food Pantry, 2309 Euclid Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50310. For more information, contact Paulette at 515-286-3780.
Food Pantry Application
Criminal Background Check
Child/Dependent Adult Abuse Registry Check
Child Abuse Registry and Criminal Record Disclosure Statement
Emergency Contact Form
Volunteers will also be asked to provide a copy of their DL or other photo identification.