Agency Overview

Community Outreach Ministries (COM) is a ministry doing the work of Jesus Christ throughout the Polk County area. We are able to help many families each month with necessary items that make everyday life bearable.

The Polk County Food Pantry assists between 500-700 familes each month by distributing almost 50,000 pounds of USDA Commodities and other food items.

COM is also the local Salvation Army Extension Unit for Polk County. Funds from the annual Red Kettle Campaign are used for benevelonce in the form of rent and utility assistance, fuel vouchers, medicine, and transportation.

Shepherds Place Community meal serves approximately 600 meals per month. This is hosted by the First Christian Church on Monday nights.

Life House is a transitional facility to help those who are near homeless or already homeless.  It is a hand up for people who have a strong desire to improve their quality of life. Broadway House is an emergency home that is currently undergoing renovation and is scheduled to be operational by July 2016.

The Golden Rule Thrift store is a main source of income for our operations, as well as a ministry to provide needed items at a very reasonable cost.