The Food Security Program provides families in central Iowa with access to nutritious meals.
Individuals can access our food pantry at the Des Moines, IA office. The pantry is open Monday – Wednesday during business hours, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM.
1221 Center Street, Suite 16
Des Moines, IA
Call (515) 271-5306 for assistance.
Food Rescue Program
Proteus is a recipient of food rescue from the Eat Greater Des Moines non-profit. Eat Greater Des Moines (EGDM) is a central Iowa-based non-profit organization that facilitates and builds connections to strengthen the area’s food system.
We receive rescued food items on Mondays so that patients can have access to ready-to-eat food when they come in for appointments during standing Tuesday clinics.
Interested in Donating?
We are always interested in receiving food and essential item donations year-round. Due to our limited space to properly store food and make sure it gets to those in need in a timely manner, we ask that any organizations or individuals interested in donating call (515) 271-5306 to coordinate the donation.
While the Des Moines, IA office is currently the only established food pantry, we may be able to take donations at other office locations. If you are interested in making a large quantity donation to any of our other office locations in Iowa, Indiana, or Nebraska; please call the number above to coordinate and connect items to farmworkers in need.
High Demand Items
- Toiletries (i.e- shampoo, body wash, toothpaste)
- Feminine Hygiene Products
- Toilet Paper
- Vegetable Oil
- Rice & Beans
- Canned Fruits and Vegetables
- Flour/Corn Flour