The Iowa State Fair is the undisputed greatest state fair anywhere, and of course it's known for great food. There's one location where that food comes along with an even greater sense of purpose – changing lives in the Name of Jesus Christ. At the West Des Moines United Methodist food stand, proceeds from this fundraiser are given each year to a variety of wonderful causes.
Ours is the last remaining permanent food stand operated by a church or christian organization. In years past the main drag was lined with various church food stands, but the overhead costs and staffing have forced all the others to close. Each year, over 150 members serve in the food stand to keep the ministry alive. Serving fairgoers since 1949, our food stand is a thriving example of what careful planning, teamwork and awesome cooks can accomplish.