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Food Bank to distribute food to 1,500 families through Des Moines Mobile food pantry

The Food Bank of Iowa will distribute boxes of food to people on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. The boxes are free and available to any families, children, seniors, …

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DMARC expands mobile food pantries at Des Moines schools

The Des Moines Area Religious Council Food Pantry Network and Des Moines Public Schools have expanded their partnership to provide mobile food pantries at additional DMPS school locations. According to a news release, mobile food …

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‘Pedal for the Pantry’ to benefit Urbandale Food Pantry

The Urbandale Food Pantry is scheduled to hold its first-ever “Pedal for the Pantry” fundraiser on Sunday, after it had to cancel its biggest fundraiser of the year because of the coronavirus pandemic. According to …

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Wells Fargo, Food Bank of Iowa to provide food for 250 Des Moines families

A drive-up food bank distribution program hosted by Wells Fargo and Food Bank of Iowa will provide essential groceries to 250 families on Saturday, Sept. 19, Wells Fargo announced Thursday. The distribution event will take …

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IOWA STOPS HUNGER Hunger Fight packages a record number of meals

Volunteers packaged more than 7.1 million meals during the recent annual Hunger Fight, a record number under an adjusted format to keep volunteers safe during the coronavirus pandemic. Organizers said that during the three-week event …

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Casey’s announcing campaign to fight food insecurity

Casey’s General Stores Inc. has announced it will donate 10 million meals to school-aged children and their families who are suffering from food insecurity. In a news release, the convenience store company said it has …

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Schools can apply for $500,000 in grants to provide locally grown produce

Gov. Kim Reynolds and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig announced the creation of a Local Produce and Protein Program. Reynolds has allocated $500,000 through federal CARES Act funding to help Iowa schools purchase locally …


Iowa Stops Hunger panel discusses pandemic’s effect on food insecurity

Getting the coronavirus pandemic under control and then working on policy solutions to help low-income Iowans were just some of the topics discussed during a recent panel discussion on food insecurity in Iowa as part …


Hunger Challenges Exposed by the Pandemic

“Without food, you don’t have anything.”  Tara, 43, of Des Moines.

Tara, who lives with hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, an inherited connective tissue disorder that has left her unable to work, has been receiving help from …

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Free meal sites for next week announced by city, CISS

The city of Des Moines and Central Iowa Shelter and Services announced 13 locations for free meal pickup sites for next week, Aug. 10-14. A full list of locations, pickup times and restaurants is available on …

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