The First Presbyterian Food Pantry was established in the Spring of 2012. We opened our doors to our neighbors in our community the first Wednesday of May and served over 60 families the first month. Since then the numbers of families requesting assistance has grown substantially. We strive to meet each need with Christ-like compassion, respect and dignity. The Food Pantry is directed by three dedicated church members as well as a wealth of member volunteers. We feel blessed to have this opportunity to show God’s love to those around us.
Our hours of operation are the third Thursday of every month from 3:00-5:30 pm. Please enter through the elevator east side of the church at parking lot register and receive information.
As of January 2014 , our hours of operation will be from 3:00-5:30 pm. If our public schools (Ottumwa school district) close due to bad weather, our Food Pantry will also be closed.