In 2014, 37,650 meals were served to more than 28,100 people, assisted by 2,800 volunteers.

Located in downtown Des Moines, the Connection Cafe is a meal program that offers lunch at no cost to homeless and low income individuals and families. The Cafe seeks to make personal connections with all of our guests and seeks to treat each person with dignity and respect.

As we move to our new serving location in the Spring of 2015 we are in need of one or more volunteer groups nearly every month. If you would like to get involved with the Café as an individual or with a group, please call Rob at 515-771-1481 or e-mail him at

You can provide, prepare and/or serve meals. You can help on a one-time basis or we can look into getting you on the regular schedule. You can come and serve on your lunch break or help out in some other way. We would love to have you help out, and I am sure you will find you get back much more than you give!