When I was hungry...

The Connection Cafe depends on the generosity of our friends, to continue our day to day operations. We have been blessed by the generosity of many individuals, churches and other groups, that have made contributions to the Cafe and we are so thankful. The work that we do is dependent upon a sustainable level of giving. If you are able to help us with a contribution during this time of economic stress and uncertainty, it would be greatly appreciated. Some of our supporters have decided to give monthly contributions to help with our expenses, others give once or twice a year, but whatever you can do to help feed the homeless and low income population in downtown Des Moines would be greatly appreciated.

  • $42 helps feed one person for a month
  • $168 helps feed a family of 4 four a month
  • $520 helps feed a single person for one year

Don't forget work place matching funds. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit and all contributions are tax deductible as provided by law. Thank you for your support!

Contributions can be sent to: The Connection Cafe, 600 6th Ave., Des Moines, IA, 50309

If you wish to contribute through the United Way, the Bridge tax ID number is 42-1511353.

Thank you for your support!

"There but by the grace of God go I."
"There but by the grace of God go I."

Can you help?

The Connection Cafe


  • Prayers - without this nothing else matters
  • Drink mix - lg. cans
  • Mustard and mayonaise
  • Paper cups
  • Coffee cups
  • Napkins
  • Ziplock sandwich bags
  • Plastic grocery bags
  • Lunch sacks
  • 45 Gallon or larger garbage bags
  • Socks
  • Travel soap
  • Travel shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Tooth brush
  • Tooth paste
  • Laundry detergent
  • DART bus tokens
  • Candles
  • Hand warmers
  • Winter gloves
  • Stocking caps
  • Blankets
  • Backpacks
  • Financial contributions