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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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Federal official outlines global road map to address food insecurity during Borlaug Dialogue

Climate change is the largest challenge facing the global fight against food insecurity, and diplomacy will be critical in the implementation of a plan to address challenges that lead to food insecurity worldwide, said Ramin …

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State announces new public-private Iowa Stops Hunger Coalition to fight food insecurity

A new public-private pilot program that builds off Business Publications Corp.’s Iowa Stops Hunger initiative will target food-insecure women who may not qualify for assistance, the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services announced today.…

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DMARC opens new food pantry at its headquarters

The Des Moines Area Religious Council has opened a food pantry at its headquarters on the city’s south side, the first brick-and-mortar food pantry DMARC will staff and operate as an organization. A grand opening …

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Governor proclaims September as Hunger Action Month

Gov. Kim Reynolds today signed a proclamation declaring September as Hunger Action Month, citing the high numbers of people who are food insecure in Iowa, and the effects food insecurity can have on a person’s …

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Food insecurity continues to increase as need for assistance rises

Food Bank of Iowa volunteers fill individual bags of crackers from a bulk source. Photo by Duane Tinkey

Food insecurity in Central Iowa continues to reach record levels, according to recent reports from the Des …

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IOWA STOPS HUNGER: Business leaders making a difference

Building partnerships and collaboration are keys for the business community’s success in the fight against food insecurity. That was the message from Business Publications Corp.’s virtual event this week, “Business Leaders Making A Difference.”

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