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What are the ministries?

Community Outreach Ministries engages in multiple services and projects striving to empower low-income households and help them experience stability in their lives. Two of the most notable endeavors are that COM operates the Food Pantry for Polk County and operates a robust case management/empowerment program called Pathways. You can click the links above to learn more about these programs.

In addition to these ministries, COM also runs Compassion Thrift. This store generates over half of the income necessary to run the operations of COM. Additionally, supports job opportunities for struggling individuals and families through programs our employment access program, Project Thrive. Finally, COM hosts and works with a variety of partner organizations such as The Salvation Army, local churches, Community Connections, OACAC, the Polk Co. Health Center,  The Farmers Market, and many others to create a community-wide response to poverty and hunger.

500 families

served per month

an average of

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