About Care and Share House

Care & Share House, Inc. is a volunteer based organization that provides free food and clothing to the people of Council Bluffs and surrounding communities.  Care and Share has NO paid staff.

A food pantry with a 4-5 day food supply is available to individuals or families at no cost. People requesting a food pantry are asked to provide a photo ID, social security numbers for everyone in the household receiving food, and proof of Iowa residency such as a driver’s license with a current address, a piece of recent mail, or a current lease.

People may only receive a food pantry once every 30 days from ANY food pantry in Council Bluffs.

Care and Share House is a walk-in pantry with no appointment necessary.

The free store is also available at both locations to anyone during our open hours. Clothing, coats, and shoes for adults and children and household items are available at no cost. Shoppers are asked to take only what they need and can use.

Free Store at 5th Avenue             Children’s Room at 5th Avenue   Free Store at South Main  

If Council Bluffs Schools are closed due to bad weather, then Care and Share House locations will also be closed that day.

Please feel free to contact Care and Share House by calling either of the phone numbers during open hours or by emailing cgthien@cox.net.

There are no income restrictions on any of our programs.