Each month, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church volunteers pack weekend sacks for 20 students at Westwood Elementary and 20 students Crocker Elementary. The BackPack Program is designed to lessen the consequences of chronic childhood hunger by providing a sack of kid-friendly foods to low-income students on the weekends when they do not have access to the free and reduced-price meal program. There is no cost for the child, their families or schools to participate in the BackPack Program.

The content of the backpacks vary each week, but contain a variety of items such a pop-top meals or soup, 100% juices, single-serve cereal, fruit cups, peanut butter, shelf-stable 2% milk, pudding cups and snacks.

Click here to email Kristen Gray if you are interested in volunteering.

Love Lunch is a program funded by the USDA in part to make sure kids in need have food during the summer break.  Holy Trinity in one of several congregations in Ankeny helping to organize, distribute and provide this ministry to those who hunger.  For rainy days, Holy Trinity is the gathering site for the program.  Want to help?  Contact the church office - 

Holy Trinity works actively to feed the hungry through our partnership with the ELCA Lutheran Hunger Appel - one of the most efficient and effective hunger organizations in the world.  We support this ministry through the mission support we share with the Southeastern Iowa Synod and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  Direct gifts are also made.  ELCA World Hunger also provides many of the resources we use to learn and teach about the problems of hunger in the world.


Through our partnership with the Southeastern Iowa Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, we support a partnership with LSI - the largest and most comprehensive social service agency in the state of Iowa.  This work includes adoption and foster care services, refugee support, counseling, respite services, resources for the disabled and much more.  Volunteer opportunities and direct financial support are other ways we work with LSI


On the second weekend of every month Holy Trinity members bring non-perishable food items for local food pantries coordinated by DMARC.  Our members offer financial support and can volunteer through this organization that coordinate the efforts of people of faith in the Greater Des Moines Area.

For 100 years, MOSAIC has provided life changing, deeply meaningful ministry to persons who struggle with intellectual difficulties. Through out partnership with the Southeastern Iowa Synod of the ELCA, our annual Angel Tree  project, direct gifts and volunteer opportunities, we support MOSAIC as they do the work of Christ in the world.


Holy Trinity partners with the Ankeny Service Center through various projects like the Adopt-a-Family program, Holiday Assistance, and Project Fresh Start.