The Diocese of Des Moines
Check out the new kitchen cabinets!
New kitchen at St. Joseph Emergency Family Shelter.
Check out the new kitchen cabinets!
August 13, 2010
Written By: Trish Radke

The kitchen cabinets at St. Joseph Emergency Family Shelter are in and they are gorgeous! Beautiful white maple cabinets line the new kitchen that is painted in "milk and honey" giving it a clean and open feel. 


The upgraded kitchen will also have energy efficient appliances including  two dishwashers, ranges, microwaves and refrigerators making food storage, preparation and clean up a much more convenient experience for guests, staff and volunteers.  


As in most homes, the kitchen is a busy place and the new layout will better accommodate the extensive usage it gets. When you consider the potential traffic of 10 families eating three meals a day and two snacks, the importance of a well laid out and efficient kitchen is essential.


Off of the kitchen will be an expanded dinning room... check back for dramatic updates on this! Walls will be coming down soon to open up this space. New tables, chairs, booster seats and highchairs are being purchased for a total transformation. Stay tuned...



During the month of August, Catholic Charities’ staff and committee members are "Blogging the Build". Follow our blog for updates on the expansion of St. Joseph Emergency Family Shelter. Save to


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