St. Mary Family Center

About St. Mary Family Center  –  Catholic Charities’ St. Mary Family Center distributes more than 8500 food boxes each year to an average of 600 families each month. In addition to emergency food boxes, St. Mary Family Center offers perishable food items, clothing and infant items. Daily traffic at the center has grown from an average of 100-200 people to 200-400 people each day.

Services include:

•Emergency food boxes for families in need – The emergency food box contains a four day supply of non-perishable food items.  A family may receive an emergency food box one time per calendar month.  Because there are several food pantry sites in and around Des Moines, St. Mary’s food boxes are limited to those who live in Des Moines. Please call to find out if St. Mary is your correct food pantry.

•Bread is available every day for families in need. Families may take up to two loaves per day per household. Anyone, regardless of their address, is free to come any day for bread products.

•Diapers & Infant Formula – Diapers and infant formula is available following the same guidelines as food boxes.

•Free clothing closet available to anyone, regardless of their address. All clothing is donated, so available sizes vary from week to week.

For more information please contact St. Mary Family Center at 515-262-7290


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