ROTC food drive
The Helping Hand of Warren County is a powerful community effort focused on the distribution of free food, clothing, personal care products, household/baby and furniture items to our neighbors with integrity and compassion. Over the last 7 years our food and clothing pantry has significantly reached more people than ever before. We serve over 300 people a week in the clothing pantry and an average of 235 families monthly onsite in the food pantry. In 2019, we started our intensive community outreach program and have doubled the number of individuals and families we serve a month.
Who we are:
The Helping Hand Food and Clothing Pantry of Warren County is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non profit organization. We partner with UnitedWay of Central Iowa, Food Bank of Iowa, Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC), Hunger Free Warren County - under the Warren County Cares Coalition. We are active members of the Central Iowa Food Pantry
Network, Food Insecurity Work Group, Rolling Hills Coalition and Governor’s advisory council on Brain Injuries. We are surrounded by a caring and comprehensive community full of support from local churches, city and county officials, schools, social services organizations, law enforcement, local businesses, grocery and retail stores and surrounding
Warren County residents to provide essential needs for those in our surrounding rural communities.
Meet the Team
Rachel Klein - Executive Director
As a long-time resident of Warren County, Rachel understands the impact the Helping Hand has in our community and is dedicated to maintaining its strong presence for Warren county residence. Rachel has a heart of service and loves what she does to serve her community. She lives with her family in Indianola and is looking forward to this new chapter.
Pam Reidmann - Clothing Pantry Manager
Pam manages all the clothing donations and the amazing volunteers that work on the clothing side. Pam lives with her husband Luke and enjoys being a mom to Adeline, Jacob and Jared
2023-2024 Board of Directors:
Steve Westra - President
Van Lucas - Vice President
Coleen Remick - Treasurer
Brenda Thompson - Secretary
Andrea Carlson, Betty Martin, Joanne Walton
This group of dedicated individuals works to engage our community as we move our mission forward to better serve our community and Warren County.
Indianola Community Youth Foundation: https://icyf.org/
UnitedWay of Central Iowa: https://www.unitedway.dm.org/
Health and Wellbeing:
Warren County Public Health: https://healthservices.warrencountyia.org/
Central Iowa Community Services and Mental Health Division: https://www.cicsmhds.org/
Mental Health Mobile Crisis: https://www.cicsmhds.org/services/crisis-services/
Food Pantry Network:
Des Moines Area Religious Council: https://www.dmarcunited.org/
Food Bank of Iowa: https://www.foodbankiowa.org/
Feeding America: https://www.feedingamerica.org/
Iowa Food Bank Association: https://www.iowafba.org/