Nourishing Others in Faith.

Bethlehem has been feeding neighbors in need for more than 40 years.  Our community food pantry opens weekly on Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and again from 7p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday nights.  Have food to donate?  Stop by the church & we'll take whatever  you have to share.  After hours, call Judy 515-231-5643.

Serving those in Need

Serving the communities of Slater & Sheldahl, Bethlehem's food pantry exists for the sake of neighbors in need.  It's not uncommon for families to find themselves in the position of making impossible choices (to buy food or to pay the heating bill, for instance).  At Bethlehem, we're a resource for more than 35 area families.  In addition to food, our pantry coordinates the community angel tree annually (shining a little light where its needed most each Christmas).

Frequently Requested Pantry Items

(check back periodically, and we'll list our most current needs here)

  • Ravioli

    Ready-to-eat soups


  • Toilet paper



    Laundry soap

    Dish soap

    Feminine hygiene products

  • Peanut butter


    Ramen noodles

    Instant oatmeal

  • Flour


    Pancake mix

    Vegetable oil

    Ketchup & Mustard

    Salt & pepper

    Pancake syrup

“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink?  When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you?  When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’  “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’"

Matthew 25:37-40