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Iowa Stops Hunger

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Volunteers pack springtime meal boxes for food insecure families

Volunteers from Fareway help pack springtime meal boxes at the Food Bank of Iowa Tuesday to be distributed to families in need through Des Moines schools. Photo contributed by Food Bank of Iowa.

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Emily Shearer Food Bank of Iowa

Food Bank of Iowa continues to set records as need rises

Emily Shearer, food acquisition manager, unloads a donation of pork at the Food Bank of Iowa warehouse. Photo contributed by Food Bank of Iowa.

The Food Bank of Iowa set another record for the number …


Casey’s and Feeding America team up to fight hunger across Des Moines

Casey’s and Monster Energy have partnered to raise funds to provide 10 million meals to families and children across 16 states in the heartland. The funds raised by Casey’s customers during March by rounding up, …

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Urban Dreams to expand food pantry

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Iowa Department of Education seeks local sponsors for summer food program

The Iowa Department of Education announced today it is looking for local sponsors to serve as sites where low-income children can receive nutritious meals or snacks during the summer. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer …

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Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, United Way of Central Iowa intervene in Food Bank-DMARC dispute

Two nonprofit powerhouses have intervened in the dispute between the Food Bank of Iowa and the Des Moines Area Religious Council in hopes of resolving differences that threatened the ability of some DMARC food pantries …

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DMARC food pantry network sets another single-day record

The Des Moines Area Religious Council food pantry network set a single-daily record for individuals assisted this week, with 1,614 people passing through its food pantries on Tuesday. The previous single-day record was 1,529 set …

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Farm Bureau Federation donates $100K to feed families in need

The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation has donated $100,000 to the Iowa Food Bank Association to help provide half a million meals to Iowans who are experiencing food insecurity. According to a news release, inflation and …

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First Interstate Bank awards $20K grant to DMARC as food pantry demand rises

The Des Moines Area Religious Council has received a $20,000 grant from First Interstate Bank to help provide healthy meals to the food-insecure as need continues to rise. DMARC’s network of food pantries in Central Iowa …

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Albaugh LLC donates $2 million to food bank building addition

Dennis (in middle) and Susan (pink jacket) Albaugh, their family members and Food Bank of Iowa CEO Michelle Book (blue jacket) with an oversized check that shows the $2 million gift Albaugh LLC gave to …

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