From the Director

"Love thy neighbor as thyself". Mark 13:31 Current event have triggered a lot of discussion about when a christian organization like Zestos should or shouldn't be willing to reach out. Some are fearful that extending a helping hand may hurt someone's pride or cause them to become dependent. Others think the recipients should be evaluated first to see if they are in some way, by some standard, qualify and are deserving of assistance. Still others remain convinced that major portions of the population don't belong here and therefore are undeserving of help under any circumstance. So much to think about... When the opportunity to "Love our neighbor" comes along. We may not have time for it beca

More than a food pantry or shelter...

The Zestos family consists of many faithful volunteers reaching out in the name of Jesus and living out their faith as they care for needs right here at home! We do this by providing food, clothing, shelter and a variety of other resources. We help people access the available services they need by sharing the tenderhearted mercy, kindness and good news of Christian fellowship. A key function of Zestos is encouraging believers to step outside their personal comfort zone and experience the joy of reaching out to a lost soul with the love of Jesus Christ. We can still be found knocking on the door of a family in need armed with nothing more than a willing spirit and a bag of groceries. Although

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Alton, Iowa 51003