The Council Bluffs Pantry Association is a collaboration of local non-profit organizations that work together to help feed, clothe, provide temporary housing, and essential items for thousands of individuals each year. We all strive to help as many people as possible, while ensuring the system is not being abused. We currently have 9 members- 7 food pantries, the Micah house, and Phillips Cupboard
It could be one of your family members or the neighbor across the street....we are here to make a difference to them.
I am thankful that through it all, I had God right there with me. Too many times, I put myself in dangerous situations and didn't think anything of it. Had absolutely no regard for my life.
At 17, I finally got into trouble with the law. Thank goodness. I wasn't quite ready to pick the straight path, but it gave me more of an incentive than anything else did.
Five years later, I found myself starting a food pantry just two blocks from where I had once lived the crazy life. I'm stilling running First Baptist Church Food Pantry and am proud to say that I do all I can to make a difference to all those who just need some extra guidance and food to eat. We can't fix everyone's problems, but we can ensure them that there are people that do care and lives can be turned around.
My pantry alone, sent out more than 150,000 pounds of food in 2015. Imagine what we could do with your help!
The Iowa West Foundation has generously provided $20,000 in Challenge Funds to be shared by participating nonprofits it recognizes as being based in or providing services in Pottawattamie County five days per week or more and meeting their funding criteria. These funds will be distributed based on donations coming from Pottawattamie County.