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Posted November 07, 2012 in Community Featured, Greene County

The Dwelling Place Assembly of God and the Greene County Christian Action Resource Center help provide food for needy families.

With the cold November winds comes a family’s increase in the need for food and, in Greene County, help can be found at The Dwelling Place Assembly of God and at the Greene County Christian ARC.

The Dwelling Place is reopening its Manna Ministries food bank this Nov. 1, “to reach and feed a hungry and thirsting world.”

While most food is purchased at the central Food Bank in Des Moines, the church also relies on non-perishable food items donated by parishioners. Cash donations also help purchase the food, which is sold at a discounted rate by the Des Moines Food Bank.

“We are able to make our cash donations go much further by using the Food Bank,” says Worship Pastor Tom Hinote. “People do bring in food that they buy on sale and want to donate.”

Beginning on Thursday, Nov. 1, the recently renovated facility, on the west side of the old skating rink at 307 Gallop Road, will be open every other Thursday until additional hours can be added.

“Anyone who expresses a need is welcome to come,” says Hinote. “There is a need in Jefferson, and we are doing what we can to help meet that need.”

For more information on how a family qualifies for help, or to donate cash or non-perishable food goods, call the church office at 515-386-8576 or visit The Dwelling Place website at

The Greene County Christian Action Resource Center also serves the Greene County needy in Jefferson. Managed by a consortium of churches, it is located at 112 E. Harrison St. Food is distributed on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon and the first, third and fifth Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. Information is available by calling 515-386-8262.

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