Community Resources

Slater Area


City of Slater

Find everything you need regarding Slater including housing, businesses, churches, parks and recreation, organizations and clubs.


High Trestle Trail

The High Trestle Trail is a rail trail running 25 miles from Ankeny to Woodward with trail heads in Ankeny, Sheldahl, Slater, Madrid and Woodward.  Here are links to two sites with more information from Travel Iowa and


Slater Area Historical Association

A great resource with passionate and knowledgeable people working hard to preserve our history.


Ballard Community Schools

School district for the towns of Cambridge, Huxley, Kelley and Slater.


North Polk Community Schools

School district for the towns of Alleman, Elkhart, Polk City and Sheldahl.


Local Churches


Bethlehem Lutheran Church

411 3rd Avenue
PO BOX 297
Slater, IA 50244
  • Worship: Sunday 9:00 a.m.
  • Livestream: 10:30 a.m.
  • Free meals occasionally, check with church for dates. Freewill offering.     

Slater Baptist Church

601 Story Street
Slater, IA 50244
  • Sunday School – Sunday 9:30 a.m.
  • Worship – Sunday 10:00 a.m.
  • Awana Wednesday 6:30p.m.
  • Thrive (youth) Wednesday 7:30 p.m.
  • Free community counseling


United Methodist Church

401 Story Street
Slater, IA 50244
  • Worship – Sunday 9:30 a.m. in Slater
  • Worship – Sunday 11:00 a.m. in Sheldahl (8:30 a.m. in the summer)
  • Stephens Ministry/counseling-Barbara White – 515-685-2034




Slater/Sheldahl Food Pantry

411 3rd Avenue
Slater, IA 50244

(blue and brown building east of Bethlehem church)

515.228.3076 (leave a message)

Open: Tues: 10-11 a.m. Wed: 7-8 p.m.

  • Only for Slater/Sheldahl residents
  • Can visit twice a month
  • Bring proof of address

Little Free Pantries

Little Pantry (Slater) – Hammond Estates Mobile Park at T intersection of Teak and North

Comet Cupboard (Sheldahl) – 803 2nd Street


Ballard Community Clothing and Food Pantry

799 N Highway 69
Huxley, IA 50124

Open: Wed: 4-6 p.m., Sat: 10a.m.-12 p.m., Sun: 1-3 p.m.

Contact to set up an appointment

Huxley Food Pantry

503 East 1st Street
Huxley, IA 50124

(behind south Casey’s)

515.597.2831 (Fjeldberg Lutheran)

Open: Wed: 6-7 p.m.

  • Only for Kelley and Huxley residents
  • Must bring ID and current piece of mail

Meals On Wheels


Current menu at: 

  • Deliver on Tues., Wed. & Thurs.
  • Must be over 60 years of age
  • Must be home-bound or unable to stand to prepare a meal
  • Suggested $4 donation

Family Services


Helping Hands




Mid-Iowa Community Action

230 SE 16th Street
Ames, IA 50010
  • WIC
  • Head Start
  • Family Development
  • Self Sufficiency
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance


Iowa Child Care Resource and Referral




HIRTA Public Transport


  • Schedule 2 weeks in advance
  • $5 in county each trip
  • Exact change required

Mental Health


Call 211 or

  • Mental health resources
  • Help finding food
  • Help paying bills
  • Talk with someone


Central Iowa Crisis Line

1.844.258.8858 or text 1.855.895.8398

24 hours



3839 Merle Hay Rd, Ste. 229
Des Moines, IA 50310