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About us

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 600 individuals 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.

Families served per 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

Pam Reidmann ClothingPantry Manager

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 

Rachel Klein Food Pantry Manager

Rachel Klein - Food Pantry Manager

Rachel has a heart to serve those in need of food and enjoys interacting with our community. She lives in Indianola with her husband Rich and loves being a mom to Noah, Wyatt and Jackson. 

Our Board

2021-2022 Board of Directors:

Steve Westra - President

Van Lucas - Vice President

Coleen Remick - Treasurer

Brenda Thompson - Secretary

Janice Jones, 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. 

Our Patnerships

Indianola Community Youth Foundation:

UnitedWay of Central Iowa:

Health and Wellbeing:
Warren County Public Health:
Central Iowa Community Services and Mental Health Division:
Mental Health Mobile Crisis:

Food Pantry Network:
Des Moines Area Religious Council:
Food Bank of Iowa:
Feeding America:
Iowa Food Bank Association:

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