515-296-1449 gneainc@gmail.com

Member organizations


As a cooperative organization, Good Neighbor relies on the support of many faith groups and organizations. Each contributes according to its ability and has the opportunity to select an individual to serve on the Board of Directors.

Meet the member groups that make up Good Neighbor, and learn about what it takes to become a part of this great organization.

Faith Groups (as of October 20, 2013)

Other Organizations

How to become a member of Good Neighbor

Is your faith group or organization missing from the list above? It’s easy to become a member of Good Neighbor, and we’d love to have you do so! Member groups agree to contribute a minimum of $100 per year and provide either an organizational contact or representative for the Board of Directors.

Benefits of being a member organization

  • Your assistance dollars can go further, because they are combined with those of many other groups and are increased through grants, fundraisers, matching gifts, and donations.
  • Your group members will learn about poverty in Story County through the educational and promotional materials we provide to our Board members.
  • You have a say in the direction Good Neighbor takes as it achieves its mission.
  • We have a full-time Director who meets with clients daily and who is connected to related services in the area.
  • You can participate in our special fundraisers, such as our annual combined choir concert in the Fall.
  • By pooling our funds, we reduce the need for low-income individuals to travel to multiple locations all over town to receive help.
  • Good Neighbor’s proximity to downtown Ames and its bus system, Story County Community Services, Emergency Residence Project, Food at First, and other related services makes us easy to find and convenient for clients to get to our office.

Contact Michael Fritz, Director, for more information about becoming a member organization.

Thank You for your donation

It will definitely help in funding the work of Good Neighbor Emergency Assistance.

Contact Us

Phone: 515.296.1449
Email: assistance@gnea.org
Address: 613 Clark Avenue
Ames, IA
Click (here) for map.

Office hours:

December 2018

Friday, Dec 21 – CLOSED

Monday, Dec 24 – Christmas Eve  – CLOSED

Tuesday, Dec 25 – Christmas Day – CLOSED

Wed, Dec 26   9:00am – 11:30 Healthy Food Vouchers Only

Thurs, Dec 27  9:00am – 11:30 Healthy Food Vouchers &  *Rent & Utility Assistance

Friday, Dec 28  – CLOSED


Monday, Dec 31 – New Year Eve  – CLOSED

Tuesday, Jan 1 – New Year Day – CLOSED

Wed, Jan 2   9:00am – 11:30 Healthy Food Vouchers Only  (We could be really busy as this is the first day of a new quarter.  If you can wait until next week or later, please do.  Thanks!)

Thurs, Jan 3   3:00pm – 5:30pm Healthy Food Vouchers &  *Rent & Utility Assistance (We could be really busy as this is the second day of a new quarter.  If you can wait until next week or later, please do.  Thanks!)

Friday, Jan 4  – CLOSED

Social Service Agencies – Please contact us at assistance@gnea.org or 515-296-1449 for crisis referrals.