Programs with a Purpose

Throughout the year, clients are invited to participate in a series of seasonal programs. These include Easter Baskets, School Supplies, Thanksgiving and Christmas food boxes, and Christmas Gifts for Kids.

Residents of Waukee School District are eligible to apply.  In-person registration is required. Applications are accepted during regular Food Pantry hours.


Easter Baskets of Love

The Easter Baskets of Love program is an opportunity for your children to celebrate Easter and the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Each basket is filled with traditional Easter goodies, small toys, and new socks and underwear.

Children ages 212 will be eligible for Easter baskets. All children through high school age are eligible to receive new socks and underwear.

NOTE: Basket items, socks, and underwear are based on availability.

Client Registration Deadline:

Monday, March 30, 2020

Client Pick-Up Dates:

  • Pick-up time assigned during client registration
  • Week of April 6, 2020


School Supplies

Helping students start the school year equipped to succeed. Back-to-school supplies are available for children in grades kindergarten through high school.

Pre-registration is required. Click the application button below to register.

Client Registration Period:

June – August

Client Pick-Up Date:

Week of August 17 (the week prior to the start of the new school year)


Share Your Feast Thanksgiving

Each Thanksgiving box provides all the ingredients for a family to make a generous holiday meal. Items are based on availability, including a selection of either a turkey, ham or whole chicken.

Pre-registration is required.

Client Registration Period:

 October – November

Client Pick-Up Date:

To be determined.


The Blessing Tree

This program provides an opportunity to receive assistance with both a Christmas food box and Christmas gifts for kids.

The food box is pre-assembled and includes a variety fo food and personal care items that will provide you with a little extra blessing during the Christmas season. Families in need of help with gifts for their children can apply in-person at WACS on your visit in October or December. 

Pre-registration is required.

Client Registration Period:

October – December

Client Pick-Up Period:

To be determined.

Waukee Area Christian Services supports 200+ families during each of our seasonal programs.

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