FOOD PANTRY

Providing Hunger Relief

The WACS Food Pantry’s mission is to provide nutritious food and household items to meet the short-term needs of clients living in Dallas County, the Waukee School District or with approval from any of our partner churches.

​All of our pantry items (perishable and non-perishable food, plus household items) are graciously donated through local churches, organizations, local businesses and members of our community. The items are distributed based on availability and family size.

How to Receive Assistance

If this will be your first visit to WACS, you (client) will go through a brief check-in process. After approval, clients receive about a week’s worth of groceries and are allowed to use the Food Pantry once per calendar month. All conversations and services provided at WACS are confidential and private.

Please follow the guidelines below to ensure we can meet your needs:

  • Clients must live in Dallas County or Waukee School district
  • Bring identification for each member of the household
  • Bring proof of residency (utility bill or rental lease agreement)

Food Pantry Hours

Monday:  2 p.m.  6 p.m.

Wednesday:  9 a.m. 1 p.m.

Thursday:  9 a.m. 1 p.m.

1st/2nd Saturday of the month: 
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.  

Phone

(515) 987-5523

Location

1155 S.E. Boone Drive
Waukee, IA 50263

BONUS ITEM!

You will receive a bonus meat item when you bring your own reusable bags to the food pantry. (Bonus item based on availability)

Anytime Food

Anytime food provides you the opportunity to pick additional food outside of your monthly visit. Clients can take advantage of this offering the last two hours of each day the Food Pantry is open.

These shelves are located in the hallway outside of WACS offices. Food items vary but typically include bread, pastries, vegetables, sandwiches, and other grocery items. All items are perishable.  Please be considerate of others and only take what you need.

Please bring your own bags for Anytime Food.

Anytime Food Hours

Monday:  4 p.m.  6 p.m.

Wednesday:  11 a.m. 1 p.m.

Thursday:  11 a.m. 1 p.m.

1st/2nd Saturday of the month:
10 a.m. 11 a.m.  

FOOD DISTRIBUTION

Waukee Area Christian Services utilizes a letter system to designate the number of pantry items you’ll receive from each section of the food pantry. The number of items available fluctuates based on the availability of product.

“A”

Individual or Family of Two

“B”

Family of Three to Four

“C”

Family of Four or Greater

Waukee Area Christian Services is a Proud Partner of the Food Bank of Iowa

Waukee Area Christian Services is an equal opportunity provider.

Non-Discrimination Statement (translations available)

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