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.


Proteus, Inc.
1221 Center Street, Suite 16
Des Moines, IA

Call (515) 271-5306 for assistance.


2021 Impact

338 Households served

1,177 Individuals served

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

  • Diapers
  • Toiletries (i.e- shampoo, body wash, toothpaste)
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Toilet Paper
  • Cereal
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Rice & Beans
  • Canned Fruits and Vegetables
  • Pasta
  • Flour/Corn Flour

Thank you to our partners for making our pantry possible!