The Ridge serves meals at Hope Ministries’ Bethel Mission on the fourth Friday of every month. Bethel Mission is an emergency shelter for men, located at 1310 6th Ave. Des Moines.

We have two opportunities to help with this ministry:

  1. Provide Meatloaf. Each month we provide 200 servings of meatloaf to Bethel Mission to serve the men living at the shelter and the community surrounding Bethel Mission. Email Mary Kohlsdorf to participate onsite in making meatloaves.
  2. Serve meals at Bethel Mission. The fourth Thursday and Friday of each month from 4:00 pm until approximately 5:45 at Bethel Mission (1310 6th Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50314). We will be serving the food to the men that live at Bethel Mission and to men, women and children living in the community nearby. We will meet at the church parking lot at 3:30 for those who would like to car pool. Those just getting off work downtown can meet us at Bethel Mission at 4:00. Youth ages 13+ are welcome to serve with a parent. Register >

Hope Ministries rescues those who are homeless, hungry, abused or addicted, providing opportunities for hope, recovery and restoration through the love of Jesus Christ. If you have any questions about serving at Bethel Mission, contact Ray Lorenz at 515-371-2151 or visit

Each year, The Ridge provides ALL the milk ALL year long at ALL Hope Ministries locations. That’s over 135 gallons a month!