2 results for month: 08/2022


DMARC Partners with DoorDash to Expand No-Contact Food Pantry Delivery Service

by Joe Dolack, Operations Manager DMARC's no-contact home delivery program was fast-tracked out of necessity. With the onset of COVID-19, we needed to adjust our model to meet community members where they were — and a large part of the vulnerable population that we assist were being asked to stay home. We had community health partners asking for food assistance for people needing to quarantine. And even prior to the pandemic, many members of the community had transportation barriers that made it difficult to visit food pantry locations. The delivery program was just a dream before the pandemic. However, COVID-19 made the "dream" an absolute ...

DMARC Receives $25,000 Grant from Aetna

The Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC) recently received a $25,000 grant from Aetna Health of Iowa Inc., dba Aetna Better Health of Iowa, a CVS Health company (NYSE: CVS). The funding will provide over 41,000 healthy meals to people living with food insecurity through the DMARC Food Pantry Network. “Aetna Medicaid is proud to collaborate with community-based organizations that are working to eliminate food insecurity in Iowa,” said Kelly Munson, President, Aetna Medicaid. “Our donation to the DMARC Food Pantry Network will help provide individuals and families in the Des Moines area with access to healthy, nutritious food when it’s ...