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Spring Break Food Bags

Over half of area students experience food insecurity – not knowing if they will receive regular meals or the quality of the meal.  Many students count on the meals provided at school for nutritious, healthy foods.  Breaks from school create a burden for many students and their families, not certain how they will manage.  For the past four years, Lutheran Church of the Cross and members of the community have funded the purchase of 350+ food bags for area students to take home over school breaks.  Just $20 purchases a bag of food for a student.


  • Click HERE to help at the packaging event on Monday, March 11.

Local Partners

Lutheran Church of the Cross has partnerships with many groups within our community and the greater Des Moines area.  Each of these organizations has specific volunteer service opportunites, and we invite you to connect with them for current options.

Altoona Kids Cafe/Swerve (Altoona)

Caring Hands (Altoona)

Fish Factory (Des Moines)

Freedom for Youth (Mitchellville)

Hope Ministries (Des Moines)

Mosaic (Des Moines)

Adult and Teen Challenge (Colfax)