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YMCA sponsors food box distribution this Saturday at John R. Grubb Y

Nearly 1,200 families in the metro area will be able to pick up a free 20-pound box of fresh food and a gallon of milk at a drive-thru food distribution event this Saturday, Feb. 27, …


90 years later: Yesterday’s maps and today’s data

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Real Food 4 Kids returns Cook for a Cause through at-home format

Cook for a Cause, an annual cooking and food education event hosted by Real Food 4 Kids and the Justice League of Food, is returning March 22 with an at-home format to encourage families and …

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Incentive pilot program ‘Local Food Makes Cents’ awards $43,000 to Iowa early care and education providers

The Farm to Early Care and Education Implementation Grant program is launching a local food incentive pilot to award $43,000 to early care and education providers (ECEs) to purchase local foods from April through September …

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DMARC begins fifth round of USDA food box distributions

The Des Moines Area Religious Council has begun distributing food boxes through the fifth round of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farmers to Families Food Box Program. The distribution began on Monday and will continue …

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Mokosak Advisory Group raises more than $14,000 for local food banks

Urbandale financial coaching firm Mokosak Advisory Group LLC raised $14,165 during a virtual food drive from Nov. 20 to Dec. 23, to benefit the Iowa Food Bank and other local food banks. Mokosak Advisory Group …

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DMARC Food Pantry Network assists 13,000 first-time pantry users in 2020

In 2020, the DMARC Food Pantry Network assisted more than 13,000 people who used a DMARC food pantry for the first time ever, nearly 1 in 4 of all unique individuals assisted by the DMARC Food Pantry …

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Record number of people participated in Double Up Food Bucks in 2020

More than 74,000 Iowans used the Double Up Food Bucks program in 2020, according to program administrators. Data collected from participating sites shows that as of Dec. 20, 74,217 people benefited from the healthy food …

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Food Bank of Iowa, area churches distribute more than 1,000 holiday meals funded by John and Mary Pappajohn

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The Food Bank of Iowa and seven metro churches distributed 1,008 turkey holiday meals to low-income families in Des Moines with funding from John and Mary Pappajohn, …

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Des Moines City Council creates Food Security Task Force

The Des Moines City Council created the Des Moines Food Security Task Force on Monday evening to address the needs of residents and encourage homegrown produce. The task force will follow top urban agriculture research, …

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