• Community Resources




    Food Bank of Iowa’s Project Zume hotline number 515-957-2900. The Food Bank will connect you with the closest food source or will set you up to have food delivered to your home.

    Polk Co. Resource Announcement 3/20/20 Free internet, energy, water, fresh produce, infant formula, medical assistance, hand sanitizer, pets, DOT, veterans

    Find Help- Local Resources 

    Helping Hands: Helping hand boxes are located all around Ankeny. You can stop and get food from any of them at any time. They have a Facebook page you can follow as well. https://www.facebook.com/groups/ahelpinghandinankeny/ Here are the addresses they are located at: 

    1. 423 w 1st
    2. Mel Ray trailer park by mailboxes (at the corner of Polk City Dr and Polk City Court if using a GPS)
    3. 1313 NW Beechwood
    4. 4807 NW 5th
    5. 1003 SW 3rd
    6. 2081 SE Windover Dr
    7. 602 SE Delaware: United Church of Christ
    8. 317 SE Trilein Dr: Presbyterian church
    9. 801 SE Belmont
    10. 10.1510 W 1st: Ankeny Funeral Home
    11. 517 SW Des Moines St: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
    12. 517 SW Elm St: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
    13. 1100 SE Sharon Drive

    Ankeny Service Center
    Email: ankenyservicecenter@mediacombb.net

    • Packages of food cards and basic personal need items are available for pickup on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am - 11:00 am at 517 SW Des Moines St: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
    • Patrons will not be able to 'shop' the items and visits will need to be brief. Safety is a priority, so please do not come if you are sick or exhibiting symptoms. If you are physically unable to come for pickup, please call 515-249-4873 or email ankenyservicecenter@mediacombb.net and volunteers will try to accommodate with an alternative.

    IMPACT Community Action Partnership


    2701 S.E. Convenience Boulevard, Suite 2, Ankeny, Iowa 50021

    Ph. 515-965-0433

    • Families should call their local IMPACT Resource Center before going into an office. All IMPACT services, other than our food pantries, will be implemented over the phone.
    • The IMPACT Ankeny Resource Center will remain open for families who need to utilize IMPACT’s food pantry and will offer the usual business hours as long as our staffing levels allow.
    • Food pantry visitors will receive a pre-packaged meal box or bag based on the number of people within their household. These families will need to come into the IMPACT Drake, Ankeny, or Boone County Resource Centers to provide identification for everyone in their household, but will then be asked to wait in their vehicle or outside while staff collects their pre-packaged food pantry items.
    • At this time, all “anytime” items will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis on shelving located outside the office doors.
    • Energy assistance
    • Apply for WIC

     Polk County Congregate Meals

    • Call 515-286-3679 for service. 
    • Meals will be provided with minimal contact through a ‘drive-through’ system at Hope Lutheran Church at 520 NW 36th Street. Timeframe: 11:30am to 1pm.

    Polk County Food Pantries

    • Starting 3/18, we will be distributing food from parking lots of the River Place Pantry and North Side Community Center. Customers can call North: 515-286-2220 or River Place 515-286-3695. They can take orders and prepare packages.

    Polk County Extension Online Resources

    The Ankeny Klothing Exchange (T.A.K.E.)

    • Currently closed.

    Workforce-related assistance: Iowa Workforce Development

    General Service Inquiries/Referrals-211

    • Dial 211
    • Top caller needs: Tax preparation assistance, disaster-related debris removal, rent payment assistance, utility payment assistance, holiday program, homeless shelters, food pantries, family crisis shelter, low-income/subsidized private rental housing, and disaster relief services. See this link for more details: https://www.unitedwaydm.org/211…