The Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC) is partnering with 23 metro area Walgreens’ stores, in the Red Barrel Program. To kick-off the new locations an event will be held at the Walgreens on 2545 E. Euclid Avenue, Des Moines on Saturday, June 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. DMARC and MovetheFood will accept donations of cash and shelf-stable food and personal items from the stores to support its 12-site Food Pantry Network. Walgreens community leader Tom Humphrey had this to say about the Red Barrel program, “Ever since we opened up Walgreens in Des Moines, we have ...
DMARC Invites Your Participation in the 2012 Feinstein Challenge $1 Million Giveaway to Fight Hunger from March 1 to April 30, 2012. Increase your giving impact! Mark your calendar to stretch your cash or food gifts to the DMARC Food Pantry Network even further! In 2011, the Feinstein Challenge resulted in nearly $82,500 in donations,or the food equivalent of nearly 110,000 meals, designated for the DMARC Food Pantry Network. Help us reach our goal of $90,000 in Feinstein Challenge donations for the DMARC Food Pantry Network. How can you help? From now until ...
Restated by-laws to bring organization into alignment with Iowa Principles and Practices of Charitable Non-Profit Excellence. Also, established as the largest networked food pantry system in Iowa.
Launches the Move the Food initiative to engage the whole community in building a systematic community model to end hunger and improve health in Polk County. Changed the content of Food Pantry Network boxes to healthy food/fresh fruits and vegetables. Food Pantry Network client base grew by 60% in response to economic recession.
Receives into membership the first Muslim congregation, Muslim Community Organization.
Organized community-wide events to respond to anti-Semitism and terrorism.
Established the Red Barrel program in most Des Moines area food stores.