Care and Share House

Care and Share House is a free food pantry and free store for clothing and household items with two locations in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Care and Share House is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization supported by the Council Bluffs area United Methodist Churches. Care and Share House is operated totally by volunteers.

Looking back at 2018 and the impact made…

3,693 families received food pantries – totaling 10,297 PEOPLE.

Care & Share purchased 75 TONS of food – that number doesn’t even include all the donations we received

We couldn’t make such an impact without all of you. THANK YOU.

Here’s to 2019!


To feed and clothe the people in need within our community while treating them with dignity and respect

Volunteers and donations are welcome. Monetary donations and donations of food, gently used clothing, and household items are always needed. Checks may be made out to Care and Share House and mailed to PO Box 184, Council Bluffs, IA 51502. Donations of food and clothing may be dropped off at either location during open hours.

Please feel free to stop by either location to visit or to learn more about any of our programs.

In 2017 free food pantries were provided to 3,994 households for a total of 10,649 people.

In 2017 over 161,475 lbs. or 80.7 tons of food were purchased from the Food Bank of the Heartland for distribution to individuals and families at a cost of $19,461.44.

Care and Share House receives a portion of our food from the USDA through the Emergency Food Assistance Program, also known as TEFAP.  No ID or additional information is required to receive TEFAP food(s) as long as you are under the monthly gross income limits.