Community Connections of Iowa

Community Connections of Iowa's mission to is to connect the community through free family events, clothes and food giveaways, and educating the community about what resources are available. Community Connections believes that by bringing people closer together, providing space for individuals to be who they are helps build a better community.

We are collecting clothes and school supplies for our event Aug. 3! Contact us for details! Thank you! 

Our Fundraising Campaign has Begun! 

We are super excited to announce that our fundraising campaign has begun! We are raising funds for a community resource center, which will provide the community with free workshops and classes, researching community resources, creating resumes and job search, and fun family activities and events!  Our goal is to raise $7,200 for a space to call our own. With the funds we raise, we can open our center, as well as a thrift shop, which will help us fund our programs!. Won't you please consider making a donation to help us create this much needed space in our community? Every little bit helps and we truly appreciate your support! 

Click here for more info about what Community Connections of Iowa does and how we got our start! ! 

2024 Pantry Produce Program
Fee Iowa First distributes fresh produce weekly to neighborhood pantries. See schedule above. 

June 10- Aug. 16
Noon-1 Weekdays
St. Paul's Methodist Church
This event is free and open to the public

Food  Pantries, Clothes Closets, and Meals for Those In Need:


Neighborhood Meals, 1340 3rd Ave SE,  June 10 to Aug. 23, 12-1, Free lunch to those in need. 

Linn Community Food Bank, 305 5th Street SE, opens at 1 pm

Helping Hands Ministry, 601, 2nd Ave. SE, opens at 10 am, variety of services available

Metro Catholic Outreach, 420 6th Street SE, grocery pick-up begins at 5 pm

Together We Achieve, 1150 27th Ave. SW, opens at 4:30 pm

Mission of Hope, 1700 B Avenue NE, opens at 9 am, daily meal at 12 pm, clothing, food pantry

Green Square Meals opens at 4 pm to anyone who need a hot meal. Green Square meals is located at 605 2nd Avenue SE. Visit their website for details. 

Open Hands Food Pantry, 6455 E Avenue NW, (Cedar Hills Community Church) 5 - 6 pm. Visit their website for details.

Olivet Mission, 230 10th Street NW, open weekdays 8:30 - 11:30 am, Saturday, 9 - 11:30 am, provides a variety of service. Visit their website for details. 

Westdale Community Church, 3211 Edgewood Rd SW - call for details - (319) 396-7046.

Salvation Army, 1000 C Avenue NW, open daily, Call for services at (319) 364-9131. 

Feed Iowa First, 1506 10th St SE, call for services.  (319) 775-0149

St. Vincent DePaul, 927 7th Street SE, emergency food baskets and more, open Tues. through Sunday, 9 am to 12 pm. For details click here

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